Join us Friday, January 26, 9:30-3:30 at Four Points By Sheraton Lexington, 1938 Stanton Way.

Registration now open. Scholarships available.

Agenda includes:

  • Overview of the budget challenges facing Kentucky and the governor’s 2018-2020 budget proposal
  • Political reporter Perry Bacon, Jr.
  • Former Kansas budget director Duane Goossen
  • Kansas parent advocate Devin Wilson
  • Breakout sessions on the budget and revenue options, healthcare and criminal justice
  • Small group discussions on a range of key policy issues

Perry Bacon, Jr.

A native of Louisville, Perry Bacon Jr has had an illustrious journalistic career in national politics. Currently a senior political reporter for the data and analysis-driven website FiveThirtyEight, he previously was a senior political reporter at NBC News. Mr. Bacon was also a White House reporter and national political reporter at The Washington Post and a national political writer at TIME.

Duane Goossen

Duane Goossen is the Kansas Center for Economic Growth’s senior fellow. Before joining the Center, Duane was a seven-term member of the Kansas House of Representatives and a budget director for 12 years under three governors. Duane graduated from Bethel College in North Newton, KS, and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Devin Wilson

Born and raised in Kansas, Devin Wilson is a husband and concerned parent of two, who recently started asking questions, and paying attention to politics and policy affecting public education in Kansas. Outside of a career as an environmental scientist with an engineering firm, Mr. Wilson volunteers with several public education policy and advocacy organizations, sitting on the legislative committees of five PTAs and is active with Game On for Kansas Schools, a statewide nonpartisan grassroots effort that believes a high-quality public education is a right for all Kansas students.