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    Politics of Tax Reform

    Tax policy scholars talked about tax code, reforms needed, and the political challenges lawmakers face in changing tax policy. They focused on tax reform during the Reagan administration…

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    Affordable Care Act Health Care Exchanges

    State officials and health policy experts talked about lessons learned from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s Healthcare.gov web site and enrollment process. They…

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    Federal Income Tax

    Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment one hundred years previously. They also discussed…

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    Deficit and Debt Reduction

    Former Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and White House officials evaluated the “fiscal cliff” legislation passed by Congress on January 1, 2013. David Marron talked about the…

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    January 2013 Tax Increases

    Panelists talked about the impact on taxpayers if Congress allows the economy to fall off the “fiscal cliff,” referring to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of…

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    Children and the U.S. Economy

    Urban Institute scholars talked about the impact of the current economic climate on children. Among the topics they addressed were the role of the federal government, entitlement…

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    Unemployment and U.S. Job Market

    Panelists talked about the U.S. job market and initiatives that might help lower the unemployment rate. Among the topics they addressed were various economic strategies to improvement…

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    Tax Reform and Deficit Reduction

    Panelists talked about plans to reduce the federal debt and reform the U.S. tax code. They also talked about the compromise between President Obama and congressional Republican leaders…

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    Challenges for New Governors

    Panelists talked about the challenges facing the newly elected governors in the face of strained state budgets, high unemployment, and a slow economic recovery. They also responded to…

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    American Children of Immigrants

    Panelists talked about the children of immigrants in the U.S., focusing on the status of Mexican and Muslim children. Among the issues they addressed were integration into American…

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    A 21st Century Government - What Should it Be?

    Authors John Samples and Eugene Steuerle debated the proper size and role of the federal government. Mr. Reischauer moderated. The authors also responded to questions from…

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    Racial Employment Disparities Among Young Adults

    Panelists talked about an Urban Institute report finding that African American high school graduates will take 20 percent longer than white graduates to find a job lasting more than six…

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    Economic Stimulus Debate

    Panelists debated the pros and cons of a second economic stimulus package. Among the issues they addressed were job creation, levels of government spending, and assistance to small…

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    Social Safety Net Services

    Panelists talked about the the state of the federal government’s domestic anti-poverty and workforce programs (social safety net services) such as food stamps, welfare, and Medicaid…

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    Retirement Investments

    Panelists talked about modifications made by employers to their retirement plans in the changing economic environment, the potential impact of changes in retirement benefits on workers, and…

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    Immigration Raids and Children

    The National Council of La Raza announced the release of a report, “Paying the Price: The Impact of Immigration Raids on America’s Children.” The participants talked about…

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    Book Discussion on Subprime Mortgages

    Panel members talked about the future of subprime mortgages using Edward Gramlich’s book “Subprime Mortgages: America’s Latest Boom and Bust” as the point of…

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    Increasing the Minimum Wage

    A panel discussion was held on the implications and effects of increasing the minimum wage. Topics included the history of the minimum wage, possible increase of unemployment,…

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    Budget Issues in the 110th Congress

    Ms. Calmes moderated a discussion among former directors of the Congressional Budget Office about the federal budget process and its prospects for change in the 110th…

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    Welfare and Tax Policy

    Moderated by Mr. Steuerle, a panel of experts discussed the topic, “Making Taxes and Welfare Work Together.” Panel members talked about a welfare system of roughly 85…

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