Scottsdale Supporter and Friend Lunch

Nov 04, 2015
11:30am1:30pm

Event Speakers

Eileen Norcross

Director for the State and Local Policy Project

In new research for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Senior Research Fellow Eileen Norcross ranks each U.S. state’s financial health based on short- and long-term debt and other key fiscal obligations, including unfunded pensions and health care benefits. The study, which builds on previous Mercatus research about state fiscal conditions, provides information from the states’ audited financial reports in an easily accessible format, presenting an accurate snapshot of each state’s fiscal health.

Arizona’s position in the rankings? Number 32.

Join us for a lunchtime discussion as Eileen explains what criteria were used to determine Arizona’s ranking, what’s keeping Arizona in the bottom half of the rankings, and what policy changes would help the state improve its fiscal health.

This is not a fundraising event, and there is no charge to join us. We are pleased to have you as our guest to show our thanks and appreciation to our donors. Dress is business casual. Please invite friends or associates who might be interested.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Caitlyn Van Orden at cvanorden@mercatus.gmu.edu or 703-993-4925.