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David M. Walker

President, Peter G. Peterson Foundation

States’ Long-Term Budget Gaps: Are There Any Solutions?

Nov. 30, 2009

New York State leaders and national experts on state finances explored fiscal problems facing the states and examined potential solutions at the Institute’s first national conference on states’ long-term budget gaps. In his keynote address, Walker outlined challenges facing both the federal and state governments. He discussed potential solutions including a constitutional limit on federal debt, “fiscally responsible health-care reform,” comprehensive tax reform, and a “grand bargain” in which the federal government might assume states’ health-care costs.

Walker's slide presentation