In the session, you’ll learn about what the state’s latest economic forecast means for state tax and budget decisions, how state funding is raised and spent, and how you can be part of setting the state’s budget priorities. Participants will gain an understanding of the state’s current budget situation, key budget decision points, and practice reading budget documents.
Whether you are new to the budget process or need a refresher, this training is perfect for those who want to better understand the state budget. With a solid understanding of how the budget works, you can become a stronger advocate!
Technology requirements: This webinar uses Adobe Connect. Log-in instructions for Adobe Connect will be sent to you a week before the event. You will receive an event confirmation email after you complete the registration process. If you don’t receive the email, please first check your spam folder, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need a computer with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Audio is available via your computer or phone; choose the audio connection that provides you with the best sound quality.
Clark Goldenrod is the Minnesota Budget Project’s deputy director. Clark spends most of her time researching Minnesota's economic trends, working on more inclusive state policies for New Americans, and translating the state budget process. She's been at the Minnesota Budget Project for almost as long as she can remember, but in a former life she worked with the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute.
She loves that this job allows her to apply her intense nerdiness and love of spreadsheets to make meaningful policy change. Clark earned a B.S. in public health from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a master of public policy from The George Washington University.