Special Briefing Series: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Fiscal Outlook for State and Local Governments

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September 15, 2022

Special Briefing: Stagflation Ahead? Inflation and Recession

  • Dr. Alison Premo Black, American Road and Transportation Builders Association
  • Beth Ann Bovino, S&P Global Ratings Services
  • Hughey Newsome, Wayne County, Michigan
  • Gabriel Petek, Legislative Analyst, California
  • Mark M. Zandi, Moody's Analytics

July 21, 2022

Special Briefing on Vulnerable Cities Facing Work from Home Realities

  • Nick Bloom, Stanford University, and Co-Founder, WFH Research
  • Andrew S. Rein, Citizens Budget Commission
  • Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh Columbia Business School
  • Lauren Weber, the Wall Street Journal

June 23, 2022

Special Briefing on States Cutting Taxes: Relief Now, Shortfalls Later?

  • Alex Adams, State of Idaho
  • Beverly S. Bunch, School of Public Management and Policy, University of Illinois Springfield
  • Howard Cure, Evercore Wealth Management
  • Shelby Kerns, National Association of State Budget Officers

May 19, 2022

Special Briefing on the Deployment of the $1 Trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by States and Localities

  • Lauren Larson, Colorado Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting
  • Mayor Jorge Elorza, City of Providence
  • Larry Parks, Forethought Advisors
  • Patrick Brett, Citi Municipal Debt Capital Markets

April 21, 2022

Special Briefing on Inflation and Recession Risks for States and Cities

  • Welcoming Remarks: Chair Jerome H. Powell, Federal Reserve System Board of Governors
  • Mark Zandi, Moody’s Analytics
  • Matt Gress, Arizona Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting
  • Natalie Cohen, National Municipal Research
  • Les Richmond, Build America Mutual Assurance

March 17, 2022

Special Briefing on Work from Home: What it Means for State and Local Economies and Revenues

  • Jose Maria Barrero, Instituto Tecnològico Autònomo de Mèxico
  • Howard Chernick, Hunter College, CUNY
  • Ally Schweitzer, WAMU
  • Anthony Williams, Washington, D.C.

February 17, 2022

Special Briefing on New York City: New Mayor, Federal Aid, Challenges to Recovery

  • Ronnie Lowenstein, New York City Independent Budget Office
  • Ray McGuire, Citigroup
  • Richard Ravitch, former Lieutenant Governor, New York
  • Kathryn Wylde, Partnership for New York City

January 20, 2022

Special Briefing: 2022 Outlook for States and Cities 

  • Lucy Dadayan, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
  • Larry Johnson, Dekalb County, GA
  • Eric Kim, Fitch Ratings
  • Torsten Slok, Apollo Global Management
  • Mark M. Zandi, Moody's Analytics 

December 16, 2021

Special Briefing on State and City Spending of Federal Infrastructure Funds

  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
  • Patrick Brett, Citi
  • David Glick, Boston University
  • Controller Rebecca Rhynhart, City of Philadelphia

November 18, 2021

Special Briefing on Climate Change, Federal Aid, and State and Local Strategies

  • Tim Coffin, Breckinridge Capital Advisors
  • Hughey Newsome, Wayne County, MI
  • Emily Robare, PIMCO Municipals
  • Nora Wittstruck, S&P Global Ratings

October 21, 2021

Special Briefing on the Biden Infrastructure Plan: Unmet Needs and State of Play

  • Carolyn Coleman, League of California Cities
  • Andy Haughwout, Household and Regional in the Research and Statistics Group
  • Annie Linskey, Washington Post
  • Torsten Slok, Apollo Global Management

September 23, 2021

Special Briefing on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Clean Water, better Broadband, Resilience, and Equity

  • Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark, NJ
  • Kathryn de Wit, Pew Trusts
  • Thomas Hazlett, Clemson University
  • Howard Neukrug, Philadelphia Water (former)

July 15, 2021

Special Briefing on the Biden Infrastructure Plan: Resilience, Equity, and Federal Investment

  • Governor Brad Little, Idaho
  • Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, Georgia
  • Laura Curran, Nassau County
  • Thomas Doe, Municipal Market Analytics

June 17, 2021

Special Briefing on COVID-19, the American Rescue Plan, and 2022 State and Local Budgets

  • Shelby Kerns, NASBO
  • Hughey Newsome, Wayne County, MI
  • Mayor Kim Norton, Rochester, MN
  • Mark Zandi, Moody’s Analytics

May 20, 2021

Special Briefing on the $2.3 Trillion American Jobs Plan and State and Local Infrastructure Needs

  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Oregon
  • Marc Morial, National Urban League
  • Robert Poole, Reason Foundation
  • Richard Ravitch, retired attorney, businessman, public official
  • Polly Trottenberg, US Deputy Secretary of Transportation

April 15, 2021

Special Briefing on State Budgeting, the COVID-19 Recession, and What Comes Next

  • Erica MacKellar, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Gabriel Petek, Legislative Analyst
  • Juliette Tennert, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
  • Lisa Washburn, Municipal Market Analytics

February 11, 2021

Special Briefing on the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout and the Impact on States and Municipalities

  • Greg Brown, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
  • Matthew D. Chase, National Association of Counties
  • Toluse “Tolu” Olorunnipa, Washington Post
  • Torsten Slok, Apollo Global Management

January 14, 2021

Special Briefing on the Year Ahead for States and Municipalities

  • Shelby Kerns, National Association of State Budget Officers
  • Eric Kim, Fitch Ratings
  • Vikram Rai, Citi
  • Mark Zandi, Moody’s Analytics

December 10, 2020

Special Briefing on Working with the Cares Act and What May Come Next

  • Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, D-GA
  • Julie Demuth, Pierce County, WA
  • Mark Funkhouser, Funkhouser & Associates
  • Fitzroy Lee, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Brandom McComas, Peter G. Peterson Foundation
  • Richard Ravitch, retired attorney, businessman, public official

November 19, 2020

Special Briefing on Assuring Public Worker Retirement Security Amid COVID-19 Fiscal Stress

  • Donald J. Boyd, State and Local Government Finance Project, University of Albany
  • David G. Lenze, US Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Timothy Little, S&P Global Ratings
  • Stephanie A. Miner, former Mayor of Syracuse, NY
  • Herman B. Santos, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement System

October 15, 2020

Special Briefing on State and Local Infrastructure Spending Cutbacks Amid the COVID-19 Recession

  • Alison Premo Black, PhD, American Road & Transportation Builders Association
  • Norman E. Brown, New York State Council of Machinists
  • Howard Cure, Evercore Wealth Management
  • Robert Poole, Reason Foundation

September 10, 2020

Special Briefing on Fiscal and Operational Priorities for Cities in the COVID Crisis Era

  • Linda J. Bilmes, Harvard University
  • Andrew Reschovsky, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bill Lucia, Route Fifty
  • Andrew Rein, Citizens Budget Commission of New York

July 16, 2020

Special Briefing on How Cities and Counties Are Coping with COVID-19's Fiscal Shock

  • Natalie Cohen, National Municipal Research
  • Elizabeth Kellar, International City/County Management Association
  • Chuck Reed, Hopkins & Carley

June 25, 2020

Special Briefing on COVID-19: Unemployment, and State and Local Fiscal Consequences

  • Timothy J. Bartik, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
  • Matt Fabian, Municipal Market Analytics
  • Marcia Van Wagner, Moody’s Investor Service

June 18, 2020

Special Briefing on COVID-19, State and Local Fiscal Stress, and the Politics of Federal Aid

  • Norman J. Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute
  • Robin Prunty, S&P Global Ratings
  • Richard Ravitch, retired attorney, businessman, public official
  • Frank H. Shafroth, George Mason University

June 11, 2020

Special Briefing on COVID-19, the US Economy, and Critical Needs of States and Municipalities

  • Austan D. Goolsbee, University of Chicago
  • Dan Smith, University of Delaware
  • Juliette Tennert, University of Utah
  • Mark Zandi, Moody’s Analytics

June 4, 2020

Special Briefing on COVID-19 and the Outlook for Cities as State Economies Reopen

  • Bruce J. Katz, Nowak Metro Finance Lab
  • Stephanie Miner, former Mayor, Syracuse, NY
  • Kim Norton, Mayor, Rochester, MN

May 28, 2020

Special Briefing on COVID-19 and the Funding of Essential Services: Strategies for Generating Cash through Improved Public Asset Management

  • Michael A. Nutter, former Mayor, Philadelphia, PA
  • Eric Berman, Eide Bailly, LLP
  • Michael Imber, Conway MacKenzie, Inc.

May 21, 2020

Special Briefing on COVID-19 and the Future of US Aid to States, Counties, and Cities after the CARES Act

  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer, (D-OR)
  • William A. Galston, Brookings Institution Governance Studies Program

May 14, 2020

Special Briefing on COVID-19 and the Federal Reserve Municipal Liquidity Facility: How $500 Billion in Credit will Bolster America’s States, Counties, and Cities

  • Patrick Brett, Citi
  • Emily Swenson Brock, Government Finance Officers Association’s Federal Liaison Center
  • Peter Hayes, BlackRock

May 7, 2020

Special Briefing on COVID-19 and Federal Aid to States and Municipalities: Federal Dollars, State and Local Needs

  • Bill Haslam, former Governor of Tennessee
  • Robert P. Inman, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Stephen Klein, Vermont Legislature’s Joint Fiscal Office
  • Joe Torsella, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

April 30, 2020

Special Briefing on COVID-19 and the Fiscal Outlook for US Cities: Strategies for Survival and Recovery

  • Shirley Clarke Franklin, former Mayor, Atlanta, GA
  • Mary Murphy, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Michael A. Pagano, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Richard Ravitch, retired attorney, businessman, public official

 

April 23, 2020

Special Briefing on Stress-Testing State Budgets and the Critical Role of Rainy Day Funds

  • Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene, Barrett & Greene, Inc.
  • Scott Pattison, University of Ottawa
  • Dan White, Moody’s Analytics

April 16, 2020

Special Briefing on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Fiscal Outlook of State and Local Governments

  • Thomas W. Ross, the Volcker Alliance
  • Richard Ravitch, retired attorney, businessman, public official
  • Matt Fabian, Municipal Market Analytics