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Students Try Budget Balancing Act

February 11, 2018
The Daily Reflector (North Carolina)
Topics
Deficit
Federal Budget
Grassroots

Anyone in Congress might be able to produce a sensible federal budget and cut the national debt — if they didn’t have to answer to their constituents.

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Trump's Debt Clock Ticks as Iowans Try Deficit Reduction

October 12, 2017
The Des Moines Register
Topics
Budget Process
Federal Budget
Grassroots
National Debt

It seemed like a quaint exercise, like a quilting bee or a Parcheesi tournament. More than 60 people gathered at Drake University, pens in hand, trying to work out how they would cut the national d

Blog Post

Are You Up to the Budget Challenge?

October 11, 2017
Last month the U.S. national debt surpassed $20 trillion for the first time in history. It is clear that our nation’s fiscal path is unsustainable. Unfortunately, in Washington our elected officials are kicking the can down the road and avoiding the tradeoffs required to reduce projected deficits that will add to the debt. Our online budget exercise, The Federal Budget Challenge, will give you the chance to step up and try your hand at putting the nation on a better fiscal path.
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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)