Jan 26 Forum

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How Will the Republican Tax bill and Budget Affect You?

The Impact of the Federal Budget on Massachusetts Residents and Institutions

Friday Jan 26, 1- 5 pm,

MIT Room 4-163 (off the infinite corridor)

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

Peace Action – Dr. Michael Van Elzakker 

5:15 Adjourn.

To attend please Register beforehand