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Thursday, January 9 • 2:00pm - 3:10pm
A Rising Tide: Local Government Debt

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Cities, counties, school districts, and special districts in Texas are amassing local debt at an alarming rate, potentially jeopardizing the success of the Texas Model. Join us as our panel of experts explore ways to slow the growth of local debt and move Texas in a more sustainable direction. 

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James Quintero

Director of the Center for Local Governance, Texas Public Policy Foundation
James Quintero is the Director of the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, one of America’s premier conservative state-based think tanks. He has been with the Foundation since March 2008. During his time with the Foundation, his work has centered on: the budget, spending, debt, taxes, transparency, and pensions. Before coming to the Foundation, Quintero was a Graduate Research Assistant at Texas State... Read More →

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Beth Hallmark

Manager, Web and Editorial, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Beth Hallmark joined the Comptroller’s office in April 2007. She serves as the Creative  | director and manager in the Data Services Division, where she works with the award-winning Web, Editorial, Data and Graphics teams to produce a wide range of print and  | electronic materials to assist citizens doing business with the Comptroller’s office.  | | In her position, Hallmark has helped lead the agency’s... Read More →
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The Honorable Keith Self

County Judge, Collin County
Keith Self has served as the County Judge, Collin County, since January,  | 2007. Collin County has more than 800,000 citizens and is one of the fastest  | growing counties in the nation. | | Self is a fifth-generation Texan who graduated from Tascosa High School | in Amarillo in 1971. Appointed to the United State Military Academy at West  | Point by Congressman Bob Price, Self graduated in 1975 and went on to serve  | on... Read More →
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Peggy Venable

Texas State Director, Americans for Prosperity
Peggy Venable has worked in public policy in the government, the political and the private sector arenas for  | over 35 years. | | In 2010, Campaigns and Elections named Venable as one of the top 25 “Texas influencers.” In 2011, she  | was named to the University Star Hall of Fame at Texas State University. In 2012, she was identified as one  | of the most influential third parties on Twitter during the legislative... Read More →
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Ben Wilterdink

Research Analyst for the Center for State Fiscal Reform, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
Ben Wilterdink is a Research Analyst for the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative  | Exchange Council. In his current role, Ben collaborates with state legislators and tax and fiscal policy  | experts to help develop fiscally responsible, free-market, and pro-growth policy solutions for state and  | local governments. Ben’s work has appeared in numerous publications including Forbes... Read More →

Thursday January 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:10pm
Capitol View Terrace North

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