2015 GRA Policy Conference: Presentations

Session #1: Colorado’s Experience with TABOR

Scott Pattison, Executive Dir, National Assn of State Budget Officers

Charlie Brown, Director, Colorado Futures Ctr at Colorado St Univ

Mike Feeley, Shareholder, Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck

Session #2: Colorado and Washington’s Experience with Marijuana Legalization

Sjoblom Marijuana Legalization in State of Washington

Forecasting Revenue from Marijuana Taxes: Larson Silbaugh, Senior Economist, Colorado Legislative Council

Session #3: Regional Transportation: Walking Tour, Denver Light Rail

Tom Noel, Professor of History, Director of Public History & Preservation, Co-Director Center for Colorado and the West, Colorado University-Denver

Ryan Mulligan, Regional Transportation District-Denver

Session #4: Substance Use Disorders and the Role of the States

Maria Schiff Director, State Health Care Spending Project Pew Charitable Trusts

Session #5: ACA Implementation/Medicaid Expansion

Intro & NYS Experience: Kent Gardner

Colorado Medicaid Expansion: Gretchen Hammer

Indiana’s Healthy Indiana Plan: Seema Verma

Wisconsin’s Response to ACA’s Medicaid Expansion: Rob Henken

Session #6: Testing & Accountability in K-12 Education

Natasha Ushomirsky, Senior K-12 Data and Policy Analyst

Mebane Rash CEO, Editor-in-Chief, EducationNC

Dan Jorgensen, Colorado Department of Education and Board Director/Treasurer, Adams-Arapahoe 28J (Aurora Public Schools)

Session #7: Tools for Visualizing & Disseminating Policy Research

Brenda Morrison, Engaged Public

Emily Antoszyk, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University

Joe Adams, Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama

Christopher Collard, Utah Foundation

Session #8: Award winners