Kansas Economic Policy Conference

Program
Pragmatic Policy: Reforming Kansas Taxes


Thursday, October 25, 2018

8:30
Registration, Coffee & More
9:00
Welcome
Carl Lejuez, Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, The University of Kansas

Introduction
Steven Maynard-Moody, Director, Institute for Policy & Social Research and Professor, School of Public Affairs & Administration, The University of Kansas

9:15
Morning Keynotes

Kansas’ Wild Tax Ride: Where We Are Now and Where We Should Be Headed

Chris Courtwright, Principal Economist, Kansas Legislative Research Department
Tami Gurley-Calvez, Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, KU Medical Center

10:00
Break
10:15
Introduction
Clarence Lang, Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, The University of Kansas

Conversation: Local Implications of State Taxes
Hannes Zacharias, Professor of Practice, School of Public Affairs & Administration, The University of Kansas
Cherise Tieben, City Manager, Dodge City

BREAK

Conversation: Taxation and School Finance
Jacob Fowles, Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs & Administration, The University of Kansas
Brad Homman, Solomon USD 393 School Board and County Administrator, Dickinson County

Host
Jim McLean, Managing Director, Kansas News Service

12:00 Luncheon
1:00 Remarks & Introduction
Douglas A. Girod, Chancellor, The University of Kansas

Introduction
Donna Ginther, Director, Center for Science, Technology & Economic Policy, Institute for Policy & Social Research and Professor, Department of Economics, The University of Kansas

Policy Conversation: The Give and Take of Tax Reform
Rep. Steven Johnson, Kansas House District 108, Assaria
Rep. Kristey Williams, Kansas House District 77, Augusta

Host
Jim McLean, Managing Director, Kansas News Service


2:00
Closing Remarks
Donna Ginther, Director, Center for Science, Technology & Economic Policy, Institute for Policy & Social Research and Professor, Department of Economics, The University of Kansas
2:15
Adjourn
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