A NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT:
REFORMING THE TERMS OF PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT IN AMERICA


States continue to grapple with the three-year fiscal crisis that has involved intense battles over everything from public employee pensions and benefits to collective bargaining. On September 20, 2011, at a conference headlined by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, the Manhattan Institute presented the first comprehensive national poll on voter attitudes on public sector unions and state budgets conducted by pollster Douglas E. Schoen.

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Part I: The Honorable Scott Walker, Governor, State of Wisconsin gives the Morning Keynote with an introduction by Roger Hertog

Part II: A discussion on How The Public Perceives The New Social Contract, moderated by Michael Allegretti with Douglas E. Schoen, Daniel DiSalvo, and Joshua Rauh

Part III: A discussion on Building Resilient Budgets With The New Social Contract, moderated by Howard Husock with Josh Barro, E.J. McMahon, and James Hohman

Part IV: The Honorable Mitch Daniels, Governor, State of Indiana gives the lunch keynote on Fiscal Discipline To Save America with an introduction by Steven Malanga




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IN THE NEWS


Democrats Should Take a Lesson From Montana, Douglas E. Schoen, FOXNews.com, 10-17-11
'It Wasn't a Bluff,' Cuomo Asserts; Governor Stands Firm in Showdown With Union, but Leaves Some Wiggle Room, Wall Street Journal, 10-1-11
WISPOLITICS.COM STOCK REPORT, The Capital Times & Wisconsin State Journal, 9-28-11
Illinoisans Will Back Those Who Put Govt. On Track, Bloomington Pantagraph, 9-28-11
Governor Mitch Daniels on Reforming Government, Big Government.com, 9-27-11
State Dissatisfaction Stops Shy of Leaders, Herald and Review, 9-25-11
Heads of States, Reihan Salam, The Daily, 9-23-11
Dan Ariely on Compensation Strategies, NRO's The Agenda, 9-23-11
Scott Walker and Mitch Daniels on Public Employee Unions, FutureOfCapitalism.com, 9-23-11
Poll Results from Manhattan Institute are in, Beartooth NBC, 9-22-11
Americans Split on Government Union Issues, KTVQ, 9-21-11
Poll: Cut Public Salaries, Not Public Services. Huh?, NBC Chicago, 9-21-11
MI Poll: Public Unions -- Threat or Menace? (Pick One), Albany Times Union's Capitol Confidential, 9-21-11
Poll Finds About Half of Voters Agree Unions Should Be Limited, Rivertowns.net, 9-21-11
Let's Have A Look At The Illinois Policy Institute's New Poll, Capitol Fax, 9-21-11
Douglas Schoen and the MI Conference on Public Employment, NRO's The Agenda, 9-21-11
Poll Shows Divide on Public Salaries, Collective Bargaining, CarolinaJournal.com, 9-21-11
'Hold the line', Las Vegas Review Journal, 9-21-11
Saving State Gov't, Investor's Business Daily, 9-21-11
'Hold The Line', Las Vegas Review Journal, 9-21-11
Democracy Campaign Says $44 Million Spent on State Senate Recall Elections, Hudson Star Observer, 9-20-11
The Pulse of Illinois, Illinois Policy Institute, 9-20-11
NC Highlighted in First-Ever National Poll on Public Employees, Civitas Review Online, 9-20-11
State Worker Benefits and the Budget Crisis: What Do the Voters Say?, Civitas (North Carolina), 9-20-11
Poll Finds Wisconsinites Pretty Evenly Split On Collective Bargaining Law, WISN, 9-20-11
People Don't Want More Taxes To Support Public Employee Benefits, New Poll of 400 Residents Says,
Montana WatchDog, 9-20-11
New Poll Reflects Divide On Bargaining Limits, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9-20-11
New Poll: Voters Prefer Cutting Public Sector Compensation, Oppose Raising Taxes, The Weekly Standard, 9-20-11
Polling Indicates Support for Performance Based Pay for Public Workers, Opposition to Tax Hikes, BigGovernment.com, 9-20-11
Voters Want State Government Reform, Douglas E. Schoen, Wall Street Journal, 09-18-11


 

 
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