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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

GAO Urges Improvements in U.S. Fiscal Health
April 15, 2019
There’s a familiar ring to the latest report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the nation’s fiscal health, and that is not a good sign. The new report reiterates GAO’s past warnings about the federal government’s budget problems and the lack of responsible action -- and then discusses how things have gotten worse since the last such report was issued only 10 months ago.
GAO Warns of ‘Fiscal Exposures’ That Could Increase the Debt
April 08, 2019
Federal budget projections are already quite alarming, with the national debt high by historical standards and rising rapidly. The fiscal picture looks even worse, however, if one takes into account federal insurance programs and other activities that transfer financial risks and losses to the government -- and, ultimately, of course, to the taxpayers of today and tomorrow.
White House Report Raises More Doubts on High Growth Projections
March 26, 2019
On the heels of its new budget plan with high economic growth projections that have been widely questioned, the Trump administration last week released a report that makes clear these projections rest on a dubious assumption: “full implementation” of the president’s economic agenda.