2016 Budget Summit Resources

March 3, 2016 - 9:00am

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center held its annual Budget Summit on Thursday, March 3rd, at the Hilton Harrisburg. The event provided an in-depth look at the Governor's 2016-17 budget proposal, including what it means for education, health and human services, the environment, and local communities. 

The full agenda from the Summit is available below, with links to resources from sessions and workshops. Resources that were included in Summit folders (agenda, presenter biographies, & background materials) can be downloaded here.

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Budget Summit Agenda

8:30 – 9:00: Registration 

9:00 – 9:10: Welcome

      Marc Stier, Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center

9:10 – 10:00: Overview of the 2016-17 Budget

DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION FOR THIS SESSION HERE

      Marc Stier, Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center

      Mark Price, Research Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center 

10:15 – 11:30: Morning Workshop Session

      [Workshops listed below]

11:30 – 12:45: Lunch and Legislative Panel Discussion 

     Moderator: Corinna Vecsey Wilson, Esq., President, Wilson500, Inc.

     Panelists:

  • State Senator Art Haywood, District 4th Senatorial District
  • State Representative Mike Regan, 92nd Legislative District
  • State Representative Kevin Schreiber, 95th Legislative District

1:00 – 2:15: Afternoon Workshop Session 

      [Workshops listed below]

2:15 – 3:00: A Call to Action 

      Senator Vincent Hughes, 7th Senatorial District, Democratic Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. 

3:00: Adjourn


Budget Summit Workshops


Morning Workshop Session (10:15-11:30)

Improving Efficiency in the Delivery of Human Services: Ways to Enhance Quality & Reduce Costs

DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION FOR THIS SESSION HERE.

  • Maureen Cronin, Executive Director, The Arc of Pennsylvania
  • Sharon Ward, Director, Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME)
  • Noni West, Pre-Booking Diversion & Public Policy Programs Coordinator, The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania/PRO-ACT

Raising Revenue This Year and in the Long Run through Fair Taxation on Pennsylvania’s Richest and Wealthiest

DOWNLOAD THE PRESENATION FOR THIS SESSION HERE.

  • Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director, Keystone Research Center
  • Mark Mekilo, Executive Director/Chief Counsel, Senate Democratic Appropriations Committee

The Impact of Pennsylvania's Aging Population on the State Budget

DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION FOR THIS SESSION HERE.

  • Matthew Knittel, Director, Independent Fiscal Office
  • Marc Stier, Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center

Can Criminal Justice Reform Lower Incarceration Rates & Reduce the Cost of Corrections?

DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION FOR THIS SESSION HERE.

  • Angus Love, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project
  • Peggy Sims, Executive Director, Sisters Returning Home
  • Rev. Sandra Strauss, Director of Advocacy and Ecumenical Outreach, Pennsylvania Council of Churches 

Fair and Full Funding for Pennsylvania’s Schools: What Will It Take?

download the pRESENTATION & other resources From This session HERE.

  • Michael Churchill, Of Counsel, The Public Interest Law Center
  • Charlie Lyons, ShellyLyons Public Affairs and Communications
  • Susan Spicka, Interim Director, Education Voters of Pennsylvania

 

Afternoon Workshop Session (1:00-2:15)

Effective Strategies for Budget Advocacy

DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATIONs FOR THIS SESSION HERE.

  • Jeff Garis, Outreach & Engagement Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center
  • Josh McNeil, Executive Director, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania
  • Rebecca McNichol, Executive Director, The CLEAR Coalition
  • Ray Murphy, Deputy Director, Pennsylvania Voice
  • Susan Spicka, Interim Director, Education Voters of Pennsylvania

Communicating Successfully about the State Budget

DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION FOR THIS SESSION HERE.

  • Stephen Drachler, Partner, Denny Civic Solutions
  • Jeanette Krebs, Managing Director of Communications, Bravo Group
  • Michael Manzo, Vice President of Strategic Engagement, Triad Strategies
  • Ted Mowatt, Senior Associate/Lobbyist, Wanner Associates

Raising the Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania and Its Impact on Low-Wage Workers, Nonprofit Service Providers, & the State Budget

DOWNLOAD THE KEYSTONE RESEARCH CENTER ONE-PAGER ABOUT THE IMPACT OF RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE ON THE STATE BUDGET HERE

DOWNLOAD THE #15ANDFUNDING INFOGRAPHIC HERE

  • John Dodds, Director, Philadelphia Unemployment Project and Coordinator of Raise the Wage PA
  • James Parrott, Deputy Director and Chief Economist, The Fiscal Policy Institute
  • Mark Price, Labor Economist, Keystone Research Center

Governor's Proposed 2016-17 Budget: Two Roads

DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION FROM THIS SESSION HERE.

  • Randy Albright, Secretary of the Budget, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Marc Stier, Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center