Sen. Ketron among elite national group meeting on fiscal problems experienced by states

December 10, 2008

Sen. Ketron among elite national group meeting on fiscal
problems experienced by states

(WASHINGTON, D.C.), December 10, 2008  – Senate State and Local Government Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) recently represented Tennessee at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force’s annual “Tax Academy” in Washington, D.C.  Ketron was among an elite group of 60 state legislators from across the United States who gathered for a day of intense discussions on critical fiscal policy issues facing the states and nation.

“The budget, the economy, and taxes are the top issues of this legislative session in almost every state in the nation,” said Senator Ketron. “This Academy allowed for top policy makers from around the nation to compare notes, hear from leading financial experts, and look for solutions to some of the problems we face economically.”

Attendees met with nationally-renowned policy experts, including: Dr. Bob McTeer, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Stephen Moore, senior economics writer at the Wall Street Journal; and Dr. Richard Vedder, professor of economics at the Ohio University.

“The American Legislative Exchange Council is dedicated to providing innovative solutions for lawmakers to solve today’s budget problems – without increasing taxes,” said Jonathan Williams, Director of Tax and Fiscal Policy for the group.  “If families and businesses are required to live within their means, government should be required to as well.”

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