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Coming Up This Week- Budget Matters 2012

Posted by taral at Dec 08, 2012 09:35 PM |

Our first annual policy conference is this Thursday, (December 13th). Budget Matters 2012: Moving Washington's Economy Forward will bring together legislators, policy and messaging experts, leaders from all over the state, and much more.

Our special lunch speaker is Van Jones, president and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream.  Van Jones

Here is the schedule of the day's events.

8:30 to 9 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast

9  to 10:30 a.m. - Plenary Panel Moving Washington’s Economy Forward

Panelists include: Rep. Ross Hunter; Matt Barreto, UW Professor and Director of the Washington Poll; and Richard Davis, Washington Research Council. Moderated by Robert Mak.

10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Breakout Session 1 (choose one)

Making the Most of the Affordable Care Act

Panelists include: Emily Brice, Northwest Health Law Advocates; Erin Hertel, Community Health Plan Network of Washington; and Kim Justice, Policy Analyst, Wa. State Budget & Policy Center. Moderated by Sean Corry, Sprague Israel Giles Insurance.

Building a Prosperity Economy in Washington State

Panelists include: David Rolf, SEIU 775 NW; Tony Lee, Statewide Poverty Action Network; and Lori Pfingst, Wa. State Budget & Policy Center.

Paramount Duty: Education and Opportunity in the Age of McCleary

Panelists include: Mark Mitsui, North Seattle Community College; Ben Rarick, Washington State Board of Education; Molly Boyajian,Thrive By Five; and moderated by Michael Mitchell, Wa. State Budget & Policy Center.

 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch and keynote speaker Van Jones

even image small 1:45 to 3 p.m. - Breakout Session 2 (choose one)

Bringing More Transparency and Accountability to the State Budget

Panelists include: Rep. Reuven Carlyle; Steve Aos, Wa. State Institute for Public Policy; Jason Mercier, Washington Policy Center; Marty Brown, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (former state Budget Director for Governor Gregoire); and moderated by Remy Trupin, Wa. State Budget & Policy Center.

Building a 21st Century Revenue System

Panelists include: Rep. Laurie Jinkins; Senator David Frockt; Andy Nicholas, Wa. State Budget & Policy Center; and moderated by Jim Dawson, Campaign Director, Our Economic Future Coalition.

Effective Messaging Strategies

Panelists include: Ella Andrews, Washington State Progressive Narrative Project; Jon Shure, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities; and moderated by Nathan James, Vice President, GMMB.

Don't miss out! Click here to register.

 

Thank You To Our Event Sponsors!

Premium Sponsor

Campion

Sponsors

GMBB             WSHA logo

CHPN        SEIU logo 

FP WSNA   Sprague Israel Giles Inc.

Finney, Neill & Co. P.S.

 

 

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