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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: March 15, 1999

Policy Seminars Examine Battles Over Sales Tax and More

This semester's public policy seminars at California State University, Sacramento continue on March 22 with a presentation on "The Role of Focusing Events in Setting Public Policy," by Tom Birkland.

Birkland is a professor of political science at the State University of New York, Albany. His talk will be at 4 p.m. in the University Union Oak Room.

The next talk will be at 4 p.m. April 7 in the University Union Valley Suite. It will be on "Retail Politics in California's Cities: The Battle Over Local Sales Tax Revenue," by Paul Lewis, a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California.

The final talk will be at 4 p.m. May 5 in the University Union Coastal Room on "Keynesian Ideology, Social Institutions and Economic Policy in the United States," by CSUS professor of economics John Henry. Henry maintains that Keynes' position on public policy is usually misrepresented, and his talk will describe Keynes' position on making public policy in a mature capitalist economy.

Additional seminars may be scheduled. More information is available by contacting Rob Wassmer, professor of public policy and administration, at 278-6304.


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