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Concord Coalition Celebrates 25 Years in Manchester, NH

Oct. 12, 2017, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Address:
NH Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College
1000 Saint Anselm Dr., Manchester, NH 03102
Free

Budget Chaos in Context: Fiscal Lessons Learned for a Challenging Future

 

Join The Concord Coalition -- in Manchester, NH -- as we mark our 25th anniversary by looking at fiscal lessons learned in the past quarter-century and how those lessons can apply to the major policy challenges of the next 25 years. While the political and economic landscapes have changed, one thing remains the same: our fiscal trajectory is unsustainable.

 

Featuring:

  • Judd Gregg is a former Republican United States senator for New Hampshire, in office from 1993 to 2011, serving as Budget Committee chairman from 2005 to 2007. Gregg is on The Concord Coalition’s national board of directors and previously served as New Hampshire governor.

  • Kent Conrad is a former Democratic United States senator for North Dakota, in office from 1987 to 2013 and serving as Budget Committee chairman from 2001 to 2003, and again from 2007 to 2013.  

  • Robert L. Bixby is executive director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan grassroots organization that advocates for generationally responsible fiscal policy.

 

Pannelists
Senator Judd Gregg
Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH)

 

Senator Conrad
Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND)

 

Principles & Priorties Iowa

Oct. 10, 2017, 7:00pm
Concord Staff:
Address:
Drake University, Olmsted Center
2875 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311
Free; RSVP required

Please join us for an interactive, and multi-generational Principles & Priorities exercise. Discover how challenging it is to balance the federal budget, and why it matters.  Hosted by: The Concord Coalition with support from the Drake University College of Business and Public Administration, The Harkin Institute, The Robert D. Ray and Billie Ray Center, and Vote Smart.

Thank you to our sponsors, Iowa Association of Business and Industry, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, and Greater Des Moines Partnership.

WHAT: Principles & Priorities Budget Exercise

WHEN: October 10, 2017 from 7-9pm

WHERE: Drake University, Olmsted Center  

Group at table doing budget exercise
Group doing the budget exercise at Drake University
Radio show
Robert Bixby discusses fiscal responsiblity with Jeff Angelo on WHO radio, Des Moines
Blog Post

The Broken Budget Process Should Be Refocused on Long-Term Planning

September 21, 2017
The official federal budget process was established in 1974 by the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act. In practice, the process prescribed by the law has never been followed to the letter, and in recent years it’s been abandoned almost entirely. The broken budget process has resulted in policymakers applying quick fixes to avert artificial crises such as government shutdowns instead of making strategic long-term decisions.
Blog Post

Why the National Debt Just Hit $20 Trillion

September 13, 2017
On Sept. 8 the national debt increased by over $300 billion, surpassing $20 trillion for the first time in history -- a symbolic reminder of the federal government’s flawed fiscal policy. But how exactly did we get to this point, and why was there such a sharp increase in a single day?

25th Anniversary Reception: Learning Fiscal Lessons

Sep. 19, 2017, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Concord Staff:
Address:
The Coach House Restaurant (Sargent Room) at the New London Inn
353 Main Street, New London, NH 03257
Free; RSVP required

Budget Chaos in Context: Fiscal Lessons Learned for a Challenging Future

State Representative Dan Wolf and attorney Brad Cook invite you to a cocktail reception with The Concord Coalition as it marks its 25th anniversary by looking at fiscal lessons learned the past quarter-century and how those lessons apply to the major policy challenges of the next 25 years.

While the political and economic landscapes have changed, one thing remains the same: our fiscal trajectory is unsustainable.

Concord’s Executive Director, Robert Bixby, and New England Regional Director, Chase Hagaman, will discuss current and future fiscal trends and challenges and share what Concord has been doing in New Hampshire in its push to engage citizens on these vital issues.

Whether you know Concord well, or are unfamiliar with its efforts, this reception will update you on the organization’s work and the need for a more productive fiscal policy conversation at the national level.

Concord was co-founded by former U.S. Senator for New Hampshire, Warren B. Rudman.

What: Budget Chaos in Context: Fiscal Lessons Learned for a Challenging Future

When: Tuesday, September 19

5:30 p.m., Reception & Registration; 6:15 - 7:00 p.m., Program

Where: The Coach House Restaurant (Sargent Room) at the New London Inn

353 Main Street, New London, NH 03257