The Obama Agenda: Overcoming Poverty in New York and the Nation

Milano and the Center for New York City Affairs presented the 2009 Bill Green Forum.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Obama administration’s 2010 budget plan include resources and tools for large-scale job creation, more benefits for low-income and unemployed people, refundable tax credits and the prospect for new flexible funds for child and family services. What is Washington offering the states, and how will New York respond? Can the nation develop a new framework for reducing poverty? Or are these old programs in new packages, with more dollars attached? Read the Transcript.

 

 

With:
David Hansell, Commissioner, NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
Ron Haskins, Co-director, Center for Children and Families, The Brookings Institution
Margarita Rosa, Executive Director, Grand Street Settlement
Debbie Weinstein, Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs
Veronica White, Director, NYC Center for Economic Opportunity

Moderator:
Andrew White, Director, Center for NYC Affairs at The New School

The Bill Green Forum memorializes the late Honorable Bill Green (1929-2002), who represented the East Side of Manhattan in Congress from 1978-1992. Bill Green was an independent thinker who frequently crossed the aisle to collaborate on critical issues such as the environment, urban policy and affordable housing. He served as a trustee of The New School and a board member of Milano. This forum series, which pays tribute to his deep commitment to bipartisanship, is generously funded by the Taconic Foundation, on whose board he also served.

 

Additional support provided by the Sirus Fund and the Milano Foundation.

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