55TH ANNUAL TAXPAYERS CONFERENCE BOISE CENTRE ON THE GROVE, SUMMIT AUDITORIUM 9th and Front, Boise, Idaho Tuesday, November 13, 2001, 9:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
8:30 - 9:30 am REGISTRATION
9:30 - 9:45 OPENING REMARKS
9:45 - 10:15 TAX POLICY PRINCIPLES Stewardship Of Taxpayers Money - Guiding Principles To Follow Regarding Tax Collection, Public Budget And Distribution Of Tax Revenues - Public Priorities, Empowerment And Knowledge To Guide Tax Policy. DR. CASEY B. MULLIGAN Associate Professor or Economics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
10:15 - 10:30 BREAK
10:30 - 12:10 PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF TAX POLICY Why President Bush And Congress Did What They Did In The Economic Growth And Tax Relief Reconciliation Act Of 2001 And What Happens Next? J. D. FOSTER Senior Advisor (Economics), Office of Tax Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C. IMPACTS OF TAX POLICY General Comments About Practical Application Of Tax Policy From A "Policy" Versus "Detail" Perspective - Tax Policy And Driving The Economy. Fundamental Tax Reform Views - The Future Of Federalism And National/State/Local Tax Policy MARK A. BLOOMFIELD President, American Council for Capital Formation, Washington DC
12:15 - 2:00 pm LUNCHEON TAX POLICY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Should Tax Policy Drive Economic Policy? Should Budget Wants And Needs Drive Tax Policy? More Or Less Government - Are We Doing What We Are Saying?) Also (Senator Craig's Thoughts On The Need To Make Tough Choices And Balance Budgets In Washington DC And At "Home") And (Governor Kempthorne's Thoughts On Idaho's 2002/2003 Fiscal Priorities And The "Ideal" Tax System LARRY CRAIG US Senator Idaho, Washington DC (Invited)
DIRK KEMPTHORNE Governor, State of Idaho (Invited)