October 24, 2016


20 Oct, 2016 - Special Publication

A lack of in-depth discussion on the national debt and federal budget deficit casts doubt on the next administration’s willingness to tackle such policy issues, according to an Oct. 20 story in CQ (subscription based).

The story, by Ryan McCrimmon, notes that presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offered vague answers at the final presidential debate when asked about the debt, and nonpartisan organizations are cited as describing those answers as either unrealistic...

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19 Oct, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment Wednesday night that neither of the candidates in the final presidential debate provided voters with credible and specific proposals for putting the federal debt on a sustainable path. “Donald Trump’s suggestion this evening that economic... Read More
13 Oct, 2016 - Special Publication
A Market News International (MNI) story reports budget experts saying that the 2016 campaign "has not been characterized by candidates who have proposed detailed plans to address the nation's long-term fiscal challenges -- or even a thoughtful discussion of the U.S.'s budget predicament." The story... Read More
11 Oct, 2016 - Press Release
LAS VEGAS -- In advance of the final presidential debate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, students, faculty and staff there will participate in an interactive exercise tomorrow in which they will face some of the difficult budget choices awaiting the next administration and Congress. The “... Read More
11 Oct, 2016 - Special Publication
A budget deal or a needed increases in the debt limit in the next Congress could create opportunities for improvements in the federal budget process, according to an Oct. 11 story in CQ. The story, by Paul M. Krawzak, notes that the House and Senate budget chairmen and their committees have been... Read More
11 Oct, 2016 - Press Release
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Jared Bernstein, two of the nation's leading economists, will discuss how income inequality and fiscal responsibility relate in a program Monday, Oct. 17 at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. The program, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m... Read More
11 Oct, 2016 - Press Release
CONCORD, N.H. -- Fiscal Fridays, an interview series on NH1 that has featured 14 candidates for the presidency and New Hampshire congressional seats, continues Oct. 14 with the “Fiscal Fridays Festival” at the Warren B. Rudman Center at the University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord. The... Read More
6 Oct, 2016 - Press Release
NEWBURYPORT, MASS. --Former Congressman William H. Zeliff andChase A. Hagaman, a regional director for the nonpartisan Concord Coalition, will be featured speakers in a public program Thursday night, Oct. 13, in Newburyport on the fiscal challenges facing the nation, the next president and Congress... Read More
27 Sep, 2016 - Press Release
ST. LOUIS -- In a program Thursday night at Washington University, three of the nation’s leading experts on the federal budget will discuss the difficult fiscal challenges facing the next president and Congress. The program, a week and a half before the presidential debate at the university, will... Read More
26 Sep, 2016 - Press Release
ST. LOUIS -- In advance of the Oct. 9 presidential debate at Washington University, students there will participate in an exercise this Wednesday night in which they will face some of the difficult budget choices awaiting the next administration and Congress. The exercise, developed by the non-... Read More
19 Sep, 2016 - Press Release
HEMPSTEAD, NY. -- In advance of the first 2016 Presidential Debate at Hofstra University, The Concord Coalition and the university will co-host a panel discussion featuring some of the country's leading fiscal experts and an interactive federal budget exercise for students. The budget exercise will... Read More