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PFB - Public Finance & Budgeting

03
Apr
2024

WSSA Welcoming Reception

04-03-2024 6:30 PM -7:30 PM
Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes

04
Apr
2024

PFB-01 Beyond Dollar Signs: Impacts of Public Budgeting and Finance on Social Equity

04-04-2024 9:45 AM -11:15 AM
Nueces

Coordinator: Michelle Lofton
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Affiliation: University of Georgia

Coordinator: Shu Wang
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Affiliation: Eastern Michigan University

 

Moderator: Michelle Lofton, University of Georgia

 

Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in Citizen Participation in Budgeting
   - Wei-Jie Liao, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Incorporate Social Equity into Public Budgeting and Finance
   - Jinping Sun, California State University, Bakersfield 
How Can Participatory Budgeting Enhance the Voice of Underrepresented Minorities?
   - Juan Pablo Martínez Guzmán, University of Maryland  
   - Michelle Lofton, University of Georgia

04
Apr
2024

PFB-03 Fiscal Impacts on Subnational Governments

04-04-2024 11:30 AM -12:50 PM
Nueces

Coordinator: Michelle Lofton
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Affiliation: University of Georgia

Coordinator: Shu Wang
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Affiliation: Eastern Michigan University

 

Moderator: Jinping Sun, California State University, Bakersfield

 

Substantive or Symbolic? Examining the Greenness of Municipal Green Bonds
    - Justina Jose, San Diego State University
   - Anmol Soni, Louisiana State University
FEDERAL INTERVENTON INTO THE MUNI MARKET: AN ANALYSIS OF PRE- AND POST TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT (TCJA) BEHAVIOR
    - Craig Johnson, Indiana University-Bloomington
    - Bahawal Shahryar, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Bloomington
    - Marc Plooster, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Bloomington
    - Luis Navarro, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Bloomington
How do Clean Water State Revolving Funds evaluate the creditworthiness of their local government applicants?
    - Samuel Stone, California State University, Fullerton 
    - Saman Afshan, North Carolina State University
Federal SALT Deduction Cap and the Impact on County Budgeting Outcomes
    - Lady Ikeya, Indiana University Bloomington 

04
Apr
2024

PFB-06 Innovative Methods to Raise Revenues

04-04-2024 2:45 PM -2:15 PM
Nueces

Coordinator: Michelle Lofton
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Affiliation: University of Georgia

Coordinator: Shu Wang
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Affiliation: Eastern Michigan University

 

Moderator: John Stavick, Oakland University

 

Similar or Different? A Comparative Analysis of State and Local Revenue Volatility
   - Ikhwan Kweon, University of Kentucky, Martin School of Public Policy and Administration 
The Impact of Fixed Odds Wagering on Horse Racing Tax Revenues in the US: A Blow to the Equine Industries?
   - Thomas E. Lambert, University of Louisville
Leaving Money on the Table: Nudging Taxpayers to Claim a Refundable Income Tax Credit
   - John Stavick, Oakland University 

05
Apr
2024

PFB-04 Reporting Guidelines and Assessing Financial Information

04-05-2024 9:45 AM -11:15 AM
Guadalupe

Coordinator: Michelle Lofton
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Affiliation: University of Georgia

Coordinator: Shu Wang
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Affiliation: Eastern Michigan University

 

Moderator: Mikhail Ivonchyk, University at Albany, SUNY

 

BEYOND BOILERPLATE: ANALYZING THE DYNAMICS OF MD&A CONTENT IN STATE GOVERNMENT REPORTS
   - Mikhail Ivonchyk, University at Albany, SUNY
   - Hyoeun Kim, University at Albany, SUNY
ASSESSMENTS OF MUNICIPALITIES’ FISCAL HEALTH: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF STATE ONLINE DASHBOARD SYSTEMS
   - Natalia Ermasova, Governors State University
   - Dr. Tatyana Guzman, Cleveland State University
Exploring Guidelines for Federal Debt and Deficit Rules: Insights from the European Union Countries
   - Sewon Kim, Indiana University 
   - Sungho Park, University of Alabama

05
Apr
2024

WSSA President's Luncheon

04-05-2024 11:15 AM -1:00 PM
Garden Terrace

Pastries and coffee.

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

05
Apr
2024

PFB-02 Public Finance in a Transformative Economy

04-05-2024 11:30 AM -12:50 PM
Guadalupe

Coordinator: Michelle Lofton
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Affiliation: University of Georgia

Coordinator: Shu Wang
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Affiliation: Eastern Michigan University

 

Moderator: Luis Navarro, Indiana University, Bloomington

 

Preferences for Local Public Goods and the Gig Economy
   - Luis Navarro, Indiana University, Bloomington
The Effects of Airbnb on Local Government Budget
   - Sewon Kim, Indiana University 

05
Apr
2024

San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm Fieldtrip

04-05-2024 2:30 PM -5:30 PM

Field Trip to the San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm at Mission San Juan


Please join us for an amazing local experience on Friday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Sign up at the Registration Desk by 1:00 p.m. to guarantee a spot on this local trip.

 

 

The San Antonio Food Bank’s farm at Mission San Juan is actually on a National Park site. All of the San Antonio Missions, besides the Alamo, are run by the National Park System, and ours is an unusual land use agreement where we’re able to cultivate on some of its land. When the Spanish colonists arrived and established the missions almost 300 years ago, they started farming that land using acequias, which were diversion ditches inspired by Roman and Moorish irrigation techniques. We continue the same tradition by farming this land, where a portion is irrigated using the historic methods of the Spanish and the indigenous. We also focus on cultivating more drought tolerant crops that can withstand rising temperatures. What food we grow ends up going to the community in South Texas that needs it through our Food Bank distribution programs.

05
Apr
2024

PFB-05 Public Financial Forecasting and Service Delivery

04-05-2024 2:45 PM -2:15 PM
Guadalupe

Coordinator: Michelle Lofton
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Affiliation: University of Georgia

Coordinator: Shu Wang
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Affiliation: Eastern Michigan University

 

Moderator: Hao Sun, Gallaudet University

 

An Examination of Infrastructure Resilience in the State of Kansas
   - Xiaoheng Wang, Wichita State University 
Enrollment Size and the Investment Management of Different Funds within The Federal Thrift Savings Plan: A Simulation Approach
   - Hao Sun, Gallaudet University
Allocation, Accountability, and an Aging Population: Reforming the Canada Health Transfer
   - Haizhen Mou, University of Saskatchewan
Home-rule authority and municipal fiscal outcomes: Evidence from a nation-wide dataset
   - Sungho Park, University of Alabama

05
Apr
2024

A Facebook Concert

04-05-2024 8:00 PM -9:00 PM
Presidential Suite

Coordinator: Lisa Ossian
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Affiliation: Indian Hills Community College

 

The Kinkaider's Song:  A Homesteader Ballad from the Nebraska Sandhills

 

   - Tom Isern, North Dakota State University

 

The family of prairie folksong tracing lineage to the gospel hymn, “Beulah Land,” is prolific. “Beulah Land” is about a place, the blissful afterlife. Prairie singers borrowed its melody and motifs to localize them to their own places on the plains, sometimes as joyful paeans to a bountiful country, other times as sardonic commentaries on a hard land. “The Kinkaider’s Song” is exceptional in that it is traceable to a particular time and place: the Kinkaider picnic of 16 August 1911, a gathering of homesteaders at the Will Davis grove, a seven-year-old tree claim near Anselmo, in northern Custer County, Nebraska. Fourteen-year-old Matilda Matthews was there and wrote for a regional newspaper, the Atkinson Graphic, “We composed a song, ‘The Kinkaider’s Song,’ and sang it.” The song resounding through the Davis grove in 1911 arose from the historical circumstances of the Kinkaid Act of 1904, which allowed homesteads of a full section, 640 acres, rather than a quarter-section, 160 acres. Its sponsor and heroic proponent, Congressman Moses P. Kinkaid, was present when the Kinkaiders sang their anthem in his honor. From there the song passed into oral tradition and the mysterious canon of Great Plains balladry. Recently discovered, the original text and circumstances of “The Kinkaider’s Song” illustrate the capacity of digitized source materials to move ballads previously anonymous into the realm of known authorship and context--an important development in the interpretation of Great Plains folksong.