Progressive state and local governments strive to build economies that create jobs, boost incomes, foster educational opportunity and strengthen government’s fiscal base. With continued congressional gridlock, the progressive agenda for these laboratories of democracy is more important than ever. Maryland Governor and former Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley discusses how states can secure the middle class and promote new and shared prosperity.
Keynote remarks by:
Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD);
Followed by a conversation with:
Matt Yglesias, economics writer, Slate;
Hector Figueroa, president, 32BJ Service Employees International Union;
Jeff Smith, assistant professor of politics and advocacy, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, The New School.
The Center’s public policy forums are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Milano Foundation.