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Jan 11 2019

Podcast: Possibilities for Budget Process Reform in the New Congress

Michael Veselik of the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution and Sandy Davis, former Senior Adviser at BPC join BPC’s policy podcast to discuss recent work on budget process reform and possibilities for the new Congress.

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Dec 18 2018

Our Voices Matter: Podcast with Rob Fersh

Convergence board member and award-winning journalist, Linda Lorelle, launched a podcast with an interview with Rob Fersh. Entitled “Our Voices Matter,” Linda will host a weekly series of intimate conversations to reveal our common humanity.

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Dec 12 2018

National Review: Episode 48: The Future of Education — Reimagining Learning with Kelly Young

“Kelly Young, executive director of Education Reimagined, joins Reality Check to talk about her quest to bring learner-centric education models and methods to the forefront of practice in the field and tools and techniques to the hands of teachers longing for a better way to help their students accomplish more.”

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Nov 30 2018

Failure to Reform Budget Process is Missed Opportunity for Historic Bipartisan Change

“Washington, DC – The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform’s failure today to reach consensus is a missed opportunity to improve the way lawmakers manage the nations’ finances and exercise their constitutional “power of the purse.” The Committee had a November 30 deadline to approve legislation to reform the broken budget process.”

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Nov 28 2018

Forbes: What The New Congress Will Mean For Medicare And Other Issues For Older Adults

“Long-term care financing reform. Earlier this year, Pallone developed draft legislation to create a public catastrophic long-term care insurance program. The idea, roughly similar to a proposal developed by the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative and a more detailed version by policy experts Marc Cohen and Judy Feder, would provide a universal benefit of roughly $100 after a two-year waiting period.”

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Nov 26 2018

The New York Times: The Return of the Chastened Establishment

“We could acknowledge that we are an evenly divided country. We could build the bipartisan governing coalitions and agendas suited to that reality. Fortunately, many people are opting for plan B. For example, the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution gathers stakeholders across the political spectrum and gets them working together on common visions — union bosses with Wal-Mart executives, teacher union leaders with charter school heads,” says columnist David Brooks.

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Nov 2 2018

CQ Now: Budget Podcast

Our Building a Better Budget Process stakeholder, Matt Owens, and B3P project manager, Mike Veselik, is featured in the @CQnow Budget Podcast with Jennifer Shutt. They discussed the B3P report, the work of the Joint Select Committee on budget process reform, and prospects for efforts to fix the budget.

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