Shadow Politics, January 7, 2018

Ed Lazere
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Shadow Politics
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with Ed Lazere, Executive Director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute

Wishing all of you a Happy New Year! Our guest this week is Mr. Ed Lazere, Executive Director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute in Washington. We'll explore the new Tax plan, who the improving economy helps and who is left out, what policies Ed thinks will help sustain economic growth, and what we can do to make sure it is inclusive. Please join us!

Headlined, Shadow Politics, January 7, 2018

Ed Lazere
Broadcast Date: 
January 7, 2018

Wishing all of you a Happy New Year! Our guest this week is Mr. Ed Lazere, Executive Director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute in Washington. We'll explore the new Tax plan, who the improving economy helps and who is left out, what policies Ed thinks will help sustain economic growth, and what we can do to make sure it is inclusive. Please join us!

Guest, Ed Lazere

Guest Name: 
Ed Lazere
Ed Lazere
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Executive Director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute
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Ed has led the work of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute since its inception in 2001. Under his leadership, DCFPI has become the primary source of independent information on the DC budget and one of the most influential policy organizations focused on the District. Lazere is recognized as a leading expert on the District’s budget and tax system, and he is looked to as a resource on a number of policy issues such as affordable housing and welfare-to-work programs.

Ed’s work at the DC Fiscal Policy Institute has received numerous honors, including awards from Bread for the City, the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, the DC Employment Justice Center, the DC Primary Care Association, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, DC Jobs With Justice, and the Healthy Families/Thriving Communities Collaborative Council. He is cited frequently in the media, including the Washington Post, the Washington Business Journal, WAMU, WTOP, and numerous blogs.

Ed served as the Chair of the Public Education Finance Reform Commission in 2011-2012 and a member of the DC Tax Revision Commission in 2012-2013. Lazere also serves on the board of directors of a number of local non-profits, including the DC Primary Care Association and Temple Micah. He also is a member of the emeritus board of the Children’s Law Center.

Ed earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and a Master’s in public policy from the University of Maryland.
 

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