Tentative EIF Schedule (as of June 11, 2012)
Thursday, August 9, 2012
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.REGISTRATION AND BREAKFASTWelcome and opening remarks by Heartland Institute PresidentJoseph Bast.8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.KEYNOTE SPEAKER (TBA)9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
PANEL 1 – A Heartland Tax Rebellion
States such as Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma made major progress towardsphasing out their state’s income tax this year, leading the
Wall Street Journal
to call it“The Heartland Tax Rebellion.” Many states 2012 moved to cut taxes, reducespending, and manage government debt. With the 2012 election ahead, what is thelikely future of budget and tax policy?
Sam Karnick, director of research, The Heartland Institute
Jonathan Smalls, fiscal policy director, Oklahoma Council of PublicAffairs; Dr. Christine Ries, professor of economics, Georgia Tech; Steve Anderson,Kansas Budget Director10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
PANEL 2 – The Future of Energy In America
This panel will talk about the future of hydraulic fracturing, renewable powermandates, and opportunities for states to grow their economies through increasedenergy production without the use of subsidies.
James Taylor, senior fellow for environment policy, The HeartlandInstitute
Bud Weinstein, associate director, Maguire Energy Institute; Ben Zycher,visiting scholar, American Enterprise Institute11:10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.BREAK11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.LUNCH12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.KEYNOTE SPEAKER (TBA)