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Steve Winn
Communications Director

Steve Winn is the communications director for The Concord Coalition. He handles media requests and works with the organization’s policy experts in preparing issue briefs, blogs, op-ed articles and broadcast commentary. He edits the newsletter that Concord usually publishes each week Congress is in session.

Winn also speaks to college classes, community groups and other organizations about the nation’s fiscal and economic challenges. He is involved with Concord’s grassroots programs around the country, working with the organization’s field staff and local partners in presenting public forums and deficit-reduction exercises. He arranges briefings for newspaper editorial boards and other journalists.

Winn has taught courses on the media, politics and American society at Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies in the Kansas City area.

Before joining Concord in 2009, he held several reporting and editing positions during a 30-year career at The Kansas City Star. As the paper’s deputy editorial page editor, he frequently wrote about national politics, economics, health care policy and the need for fiscal reform.

Winn has a master's degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in history from Baker University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

The Concord Coalition is a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility and reform. It was founded in 1992 by Peter G. Peterson, former U.S. commerce secretary; Warren Rudman, a Republican senator from New Hampshire, and Paul Tsongas, a former Democratic senator from Massachusetts.

Recent Publications

Spending Bills Move Forward But Debt Growth Ignored
September 17, 2018
Lawmakers made noteworthy progress last week on spending bills for the coming year, at least as far as timeliness is concerned. Congress approved three bills and negotiators announced a bipartisan agreement on a much larger package that could avoid a government shutdown in October. Legislative leaders are pleased and proud, noting that work on spending bills now is ahead of schedule compared to many years in the past.
Small Slice of Budget Goes to Children
September 11, 2018
With congressional elections two months away, voters are hearing a great deal from the candidates about the high priority that Americans place on their children and the nation’s future. The lofty rhetoric on this subject, however, is hard to square with the relatively small part of the federal budget that is currently spent on children. Projections based on current law also show children’s programs losing ground across the board in the coming years.
No Good Reason for More Deficit-Financed Tax Cuts
September 10, 2018
With the Trump administration projecting a return to trillion-dollar deficits in the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, economists, former government officials and the public have expressed great concern about the rapid growth of the national debt.