Save Our Cities: Reforming Public Pensions to Protect Public Services
Across the country, the high cost of expansive and underfunded public employee pensions is “crowding out” spending on essential government services. With the City of Detroit’s recent bankruptcy declaration, this crisis has reached a critical point. What comes next? What should be done? To answer these questions and others, the Manhattan Institute and media sponsor RealClearPolitics are convening a national conference. Speakers will offer clear-eyed analyses of the problem and provide concrete prescriptions for reform of public employee pension systems across America. Please join us online for this important discussion about the fiscal future of our cities and states.
|9:55 AM||WELCOMING REMARKS
Michael Allegretti, Vice President of Programs, Manhattan Institute
|10:00 AM||CONVERSATION – HOW BAD IS IT? THE WAYS THE PUBLIC PENSION STATUS QUO THREATENS OUR QUALITY OF LIFE
Joshua Rauh, Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business,
Steve Eide, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Managing Editor, PublicSectorInc.org
Marcus Winters, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Professor, University of Colorado
E.J. McMahon, President, Empire Center for Public Policy, Inc.
Moderator: Howard Husock, Vice President for Policy Research, Manhattan Institute
|11:00 AM||KEYNOTE – LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE GREAT LAKES: HOW MICHIGAN SAVED PUBLIC SERVICES
The Honorable John M. Engler, President, Business Roundtable; Former Governor, State of Michigan
|11:30 AM||CONVERSATION – HOW TO FIX IT: BANKRUPTCY, BAILOUT OR REFORM?
The Honorable Richard B. Riordan (via live video feed), Former Mayor, City of Los Angeles
Eileen Norcross, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
Daniel DiSalvo, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute;
Assistant Professor, Political Science, The City College of New York
Steve Malanga, Senior Editor, City Journal
Moderator: Michael Allegretti, Vice President of Programs, Manhattan Institute
|12:30 PM||RECEPTION & LUNCH|
|1:30 PM||KEYNOTE – TURNING THE TABLE IN CALIFORNIA: HOW SAN JOSE IS FIGHTING FOR REAL PENSION REFORM
The Honorable Chuck Reed, Mayor, City of San Jose
Introduction: Carl Cannon, Washington Editor, RealClearPolitics