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Q & A with Iris Lav: Misunderstandings About State Debt and Pensions Create Unnecessary Alarm

January 25, 2011

In this podcast, we will discuss misconceptions concerning bond debt, pensions and other challenges facing states with Senior Advisor Iris Lav.

Robert Greenstein Discusses the Federal Spending Debate

January 25, 2011

Last night, the Center’s Executive Director, Robert Greenstein, discussed the forthcoming debate over severe spending cuts proposed by the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives with Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute on PBS’ NewsHour. Watch here:

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January 22, 2011

This week on Off the Charts, we focused on health reform, the federal budget, and state budgets.

State Film Credits Redux

January 20, 2011

In a story today on tax credits that nearly every state has created for film and TV production, the New York Times cites our study that criticized the credits as costly and inefficient. The article also quotes the Motion Picture Association of America’s labeling of our study as “slipshod.” In case you were wondering, here’s what Robert Tannenwald, a Center senior fellow who wrote our study and a former Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, wrote on our blog when the MPAA originally leveled its charge:

Jon Shure Discusses State Budget Crisis on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal

January 19, 2011

As more governors detail their budget proposals for the coming fiscal year, CSPAN interviewed Jon Shure about the crisis states face trying to meet growing needs with shrunken resources. Shure discussed the challenges states are facing and the need for a balanced approach that includes revenues instead of relying solely on cuts that would damage state economies and threaten national recovery.

Q & A with Paul Van de Water: Debunking False Claims About Health Reform's Impact on Jobs and the Deficit

January 19, 2011

In this podcast, we’ll discuss myths about health reform’s impact on jobs and the deficit. I’m Shannon Spillane and I’m joined by Paul Van de Water, Senior Fellow here at the Center.

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January 15, 2011

This week on Off the Charts, we talked about the federal budget, state budgets and taxes, health care, Social Security, and food assistance.

Q & A with Jim Horney: The Impact of the New Budget Rules in the U.S. House of Representatives

January 11, 2011

In this podcast, we’ll discuss the new budget rules in the U.S. House of Representatives. I’m Michelle Bazie and I’m joined by Jim Horney, the Center’s Director of Federal Fiscal Policy.

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January 8, 2011

This week on Off the Charts, we focused on the federal budget, the economy, health policy, state budgets, and poverty.

Greenstein on New House Budget Rules

January 6, 2011

Robert Greenstein just released this statement on the recently passed new House budget rules: