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Steve Winn
Communications Director (703) 254-7828

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

Answering the Phone and Other Problems at the IRS
February 18, 2019
The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) sends an annual report to Congress that flags problems with the federal government’s tax collection efforts. The latest such report from the agency makes for particularly depressing reading.
Despite Bipartisan Interest, Washington Falls Short on Infrastructure
February 12, 2019
Elected officials in both parties have expressed interest for years in boosting federal investment in the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. So, too, have business leaders and many economists who say that such a commitment would support stronger economic growth and is long overdue. This should be a no-brainer, as some members of Congress have indicated. Yet year after year, Washington has failed to deliver.
Costly Tax Extenders Would Extend Taxpayer Confusion
February 05, 2019
As if filing federal tax returns weren’t already confusing enough, some lawmakers are considering retroactive changes in the tax code that would apply to 2018. This means some taxpayers may need to delay preparing and submitting their returns -- and perhaps will even be forced to file revised tax returns later. A little common sense, please. Responsible elected officials should recognize the importance of having all of the tax laws in place for a given year before the start of the tax-filing period.