Full details & tickets: http://okpolicy.org/events/state-budget-summit
As Oklahoma’s 2017 legislative session approaches, the combination of continued budget shortfalls at the state level and a new national Administration and Congress committed to far-reaching changes to critical programs have created an unprecedented level of uncertainty and concern.
OK Policy’s 4th Annual State Budget Summit will bring together all those with an interest in state policy issues for a day of thoughtful discussion and exchange of ideas. The goal of the day will be both to understand the challenges we now face and to chart a course for a more prosperous future.
The event will include an overview budget presentation by Executive Director David Blatt; sessions with leading experts and policymakers on the national landscape and state outlook; and a closing session aimed at helping advocates turn the ideas we have heard into action during the upcoming session. Our keynote speaker, Paul Pierson, political science professor at University of California at Berkeley, will put our current political context into an historical perspective that shows how and why Americans have lost their understanding of the critical role that government has played as a partner in shared prosperity.