On Wednesday, January 15, Business Forward Foundation welcomed former Acting Solicitor General of the United States Neal Katyal for a briefing on the facts and legal theories behind the impeachment of President Trump, as well as other threats to rule of law in the U.S.
By favoring types of income that only the richest Americans earn, President Trump's tax cuts skipped the middle class by design. Now, he wants to cut health care and social security by $1.7 trillion to pay for it. Featured guests include Stephen Prince, Owner of National Business Products and David Kamin, Professor of Law at New York University School of Law.
By protecting coal plants and cutting funding for solar and wind R&D, President Trump is fighting market forces beyond his control. The U.S. should be leading on energy, but we are at risk of falling behind. Featured guests include Pennsylvania business leader Kjerstin Klein, Owner of Willi’s Ski Shop, Inc. and Kristina Costa, Climate and Energy Policy Adviser.
President Trump argues that America is being overwhelmed by immigrants. The truth? Many communities are aging, shrinking, and losing their young talent to larger cities, creating a negative cycle that hurts local jobs, property values, and investment. Immigrants can break this cycle. Featured guests include Wisconsin business leader Ryan Clancy, Owner of Bounce Milwaukee and Marshall Fitz, Managing Director of Immigration at the Emerson Collective.
On Monday, December 16, Business Forward welcomed Michele Jolin, CEO and Co-founder of Results for America, to kick off the Solutions 2020 Government Innovation Policy Working Group. On this podcast, we discussed how data can improve government performance.
On Thursday, October 17, the Business Forward Foundation welcomed Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) for a conference call on the New Democrat Coalition climate priorities. He talked about how investing in renewable energy strengthens our national security, makes our economy more competitive, and increases economic opportunity.
Business Forward welcomed Doug Rand, Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and Innovation Initiative at the Federation of American Scientists, and co-founder of Boundless. Rand discussed the Department of Homeland Security's "public charge rule" that will go into effect next week. He talked about the rule's negative impact on businesses and how it reduces the talent pool availability to U.S. employers, imposes substantial paperwork burdens on immigrants and their employers, and overall financial burden to the American economy.
Business Forward is joined by Franz Litz, Principal at Litz Energy Strategies, LLC, for a webinar on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the market-based CO2 reduction program run by Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Litz explains how RGGI works, how states and local businesses benefit, how falling wind and solar prices are helping, and which states are likely to join.
On Tuesday, September 17, Business Forward welcomed Montana Governor Steve Bullock for a Solutions 2020: Real-world Recommendations for the Next President conference call. Governor Bullock discussed his 2020 agenda for growing our economy and improving economic opportunity.
On Tuesday, July 16, Business Forward welcomed Michael S. Barr, Dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan for a Solutions 2020 Policy Working Group call on small business.
This is the second of the Solutions 2020 Small Business Policy Working Group series. This call focused on consumer protection for small businesses.