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September 15, 2009

Fiscal Wake-Up Tour coming to Norman

Area residents interested in learning more about the U.S. fiscal plan may want to attend a free panel discussion

A panel discussion about the nation's fiscal issues will bring national financial experts to Norman Sept. 22.

The free, public panel is sponsored by the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to educating the American public about fiscal responsibility.

The event is brought to Norman by the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business. It will be 7 p.m. in Sharp Hall of Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd St.

The panel discussion will feature Hon. David M. Walker, former U.S. comptroller general; Robert L. Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition; Alison Acosta Fraser, director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies; and Joseph J. Minarik, senior vice president and director of research for the Committee for Economic Development.

The panel is part of the Concord Coalition's Fiscal Wake-Up Tour, which aims to educate citizens about fiscal policy on a grassroots level. The first event of the tour was in September 2006, according to the event's Web site,

"Our Fiscal Wake-Up Tour, I believe, has been in over 50 cities at this point," said Christine A. Hovde, southwest regional director of Concord Coalition. She said the event Sept. 22 will be a great opportunity to hear from distinguished panelists.

"They're just so qualified," she said. "I think it's just a great opportunity for the citizens to hear the information without all the partisan rhetoric."

Hovde said after the panelists give short presentations, there will be about 45 minutes for the audience to ask the panelists questions about any issue related to the U.S. fiscal policy.

Earlier on Sept. 22, the panel will be at Rose State's Professional Training Center. The public panel discussion will be there at 12:30 p.m.

Julianna Parker Jones 366-3541

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