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Impact of the Federal budget on Massachusetts Residents and Institutions

January 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

How Will the Republican Tax bill and Budget Affect You?

A forum on the impact on the Massachusetts budget of Federal budget decisions, ranging from the Trump/Ryan budget to the People’s Budget.   Funding of transportation, housing, healthcare, education, and the military-industrial complex will be among the topics explored.

1:00 pm Key Features of the 2018 Federal Budget:

  •             • Congressional Discretionary Budget Priorities – Lindsay Koshgarian (National Priorities Project)
                • Increasing Inequality for Families and Students – Josh Hoxie (Institute for Policy Studies)
                • Impacts on MIT – Prof. Maria Zuber (V-P for Research)

2:00 pm  Impacts on Housing and Healthcare:

  •             • Suzanne Curry (Health Care for All)
                • Prof. Randy Albelda (UMass Boston)
                • Lee Farris (Cambridge Residents Alliance)
                • Prof. Ceasar McDowell (MIT Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning)

2:45 pm  Education and Research:

  •             • Lisa Guisbond (Citizens for Public Schools)
                • Prof. Jonathan King (MIT Biology)

3:15 pm Transit, Energy and Environment

  •             • Fred Salvucci (former State Sec’y of Transportation)
                • State Representative Mike Connolly
                • Cambridge City Councilor Quinton Zondervan
                • Phineas Baxandall (Mass Budget and Policy Center).

4:00 pm Coffee break

4:15 pm Resisting and Responding

  •             • The People’s Budget Campaign – Cole Harrison
                • Poor Peoples Campaign – Savina Martin
                • Our Revolution – Rand Wilson
                • Massachusetts Peace Action – Dr. Michael Van Elzakker

5:15 Adjourn

To attend please Register beforehand


January 26, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MIT Room 4-163
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, 02139 United States
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