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Top 10 Reasons To Attend Budget Matters 2012

Posted by Tara Lee at Nov 09, 2012 09:25 PM |

Do you need a reason to attend to our first annual policy conference Budget Matters 2012: Moving Washington's Economy Forward? 

How about 10 of them?

10). Policy conferences are much more fun than webinars.

9). The early bird registration deadline ends in one week (Friday, Nov. 16th). Save money by registering  today.

8). Van Jones is our lunch speaker. He’s an author, speaker, CNN contributor, and former advisor to President Obama.

7). Because you need to know what “McCleary” means.

6). We have pulled together policy experts, elected officials, and advocates who will share their thoughts on some of the state’s most pressing issues (check out the panel descriptions here)

5). The election is over and you now have free time.

4). The 2013 Legislative Session will focus on big decisions such as education funding and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

3).  We do a lot of graphs, but they just don't seem to bring people together.

2).  Did we mention Van Jones?

1). The choices we make now will impact our state for decades to come.

         

For general conference information and subsidized ticket inquiries, contact Ben Secord . More information can be found on the event webpage here.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Legislative Testimony

Senior Budget Analyst Kim Justice recently testified before Senate Ways and Means against a bill that would fund education at the expense of other budget investments. Watch it here. 

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Inside Olympia

Executive Director Remy Trupin appeared on TVW's "Inside Olympia" to discuss the budget, revenue options, and the impact of the McCleary decision going forward. The whole interview can be found here. 

Remy TVW -March 14


Budget Matters 2013

More than 300 people -- advocates, students, lawmakers, and policy experts joined us for our second annual policy conference. We heard from Heather McGhee, Jared Bernstein, and Governor Inslee.

Click here for video clips, photos, and PowerPoint presentations from the break-out sessions.

Our new video has highlights from the day. 

Heather McGhee


Save the date for this year's conference: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.