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Wednesday, October 30 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Roundtable: The Property Tax Puzzle

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Property taxes: the most loathed tax of all. Big spenders recognize this unpopularity and make loud calls to reduce the property tax by increasing an income tax. How do we reduce or reform painful property taxes without hiking up income taxes? This session will discuss the puzzle of property tax with experts who have faced it in red and blue states.

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Lee Schalk

Senior Director of the Center for State Fiscal Reform, ALEC

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Ken Girardin

Analyst, Empire Center for Public Policy
Ken Girardin is an analyst at the Empire Center for Public Policy, which played a key role in the 2011 adoption of New York's property tax cap. Ken co-authored the Center's 2015 analysis that showed the cap had saved New Yorkers close to $8 billion in just four years as school property... Read More →
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Sarah Curry

Policy Director, Platte Institute
I am the Policy Director at the Platte Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. I previously worked in fiscal policy at the John Locke Foundation and also with the North Carolina Legislature. I am currently pursuing my Doctorate in Business Administration in Finance.  
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Regina Egea

President, Garden State Initiative
Regina M. Egea, President of the Garden State Initiative (GSI), has held senior positions in both the private sector and public service.In 2008, Regina concluded a 30-year career as an Officer at AT&T after holding leadership positions with expanding responsibility in Product Management... Read More →
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Jared Walczak

Senior Policy Analyst, Tax Foundation
Jared is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Tax Foundation and the lead researcher on the annual State Business Tax Climate Index. He has authored or coauthored tax reform books on Iowa, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. Jared’s work has been cited by The New York... Read More →

Wednesday October 30, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm MDT