January 2020 Forum in Review

The Fall Senate Presidents’ Forum in Scottsdale, AZ, featured the perennial favorite--Corina Mulder’s State of the States’ Budgets review. This year the fiscal news was upbeat: most States are meeting or exceeding their forecasts. However, improving fiscal conditions are not shared by all citizens, and this Forum focused on solutions to the nation’s growing wealth gaps. The Forum heard expert reports on the current state of poverty in America and reviewed programs that have effectively empowered people to break the cycle of poverty. The US also detains the world’s largest prison population. Many ex-convicts and their families face poverty as they struggle to re-enter the workforce. In interactive, small group sessions, Forum participants debated effective solutions to this difficult problem.

 

Farewells

Sen. John Cullerton (IL)

Sen. Cullerton has held a seat in the Illinois General Assembly for 40 years, and has been Senate President since 2009. He has been an outstanding contributor to the Senate Presidents’ Forum, having attended 33 consecutive Forum sessions, and serving on its Board of Directors for 8 years, including terms as Chair and Treasurer. His thoughtful insights, probing questions and guidance of the organization have contributed significantly to the growth and evolution of the Senate Presidents’ Forum. His wife, Pam, has also been a well-loved participant, attending every session, and offering her insights on the topics discussed. We will miss her exuberance.

The Forum bid farewell to Sen. John Cullerton (IL) and his wife, Pam. They will be sorely missed.

Sen. John Alario (LA)

Sen. Alario is only the fourth person in the nation to hold the top leadership posts in both the House and the Senate, having served twice as Speaker of the House and twice as President of the Senate. He is the recipient of numerous awards, and, most recently, was honored by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans with the naming of the Senator John Alario, Jr. Special Exhibition Hall. For many years, his wit and wisdom have enlivened the Senate Presidents’ Forum.

Sen. Alario, pictured above with incoming Sen. Patrick Page Cortez (LA), is term-limited from the Louisiana legislature, having served over 48 years in both the House and Senate.

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Copyright © 2020 Senate Presidents' Forum. All rights reserved.

January 2020 Forum in Review

The Fall Senate Presidents’ Forum in Scottsdale, AZ, featured the perennial favorite--Corina Mulder’s State of the States’ Budgets review. This year the fiscal news was upbeat: most States are meeting or exceeding their forecasts. However, improving fiscal conditions are not shared by all citizens, and this Forum focused on solutions to the nation’s growing wealth gaps. The Forum heard expert reports on the current state of poverty in America and reviewed programs that have effectively empowered people to break the cycle of poverty. The US also detains the world’s largest prison population. Many ex-convicts and their families face poverty as they struggle to re-enter the workforce. In interactive, small group sessions, Forum participants debated effective solutions to this difficult problem.

 

Farewells

Sen. John Cullerton (IL)

Sen. Cullerton has held a seat in the Illinois General Assembly for 40 years, and has been Senate President since 2009. He has been an outstanding contributor to the Senate Presidents’ Forum, having attended 33 consecutive Forum sessions, and serving on its Board of Directors for 8 years, including terms as Chair and Treasurer. His thoughtful insights, probing questions and guidance of the organization have contributed significantly to the growth and evolution of the Senate Presidents’ Forum. His wife, Pam, has also been a well-loved participant, attending every session, and offering her insights on the topics discussed. We will miss her exuberance.

The Forum bid farewell to Sen. John Cullerton (IL) and his wife, Pam. They will be sorely missed.

Sen. John Alario (LA)

Sen. Alario is only the fourth person in the nation to hold the top leadership posts in both the House and the Senate, having served twice as Speaker of the House and twice as President of the Senate. He is the recipient of numerous awards, and, most recently, was honored by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans with the naming of the Senator John Alario, Jr. Special Exhibition Hall. For many years, his wit and wisdom have enlivened the Senate Presidents’ Forum.

Sen. Alario, pictured above with incoming Sen. Patrick Page Cortez (LA), is term-limited from the Louisiana legislature, having served over 48 years in both the House and Senate.

CONTACT

Senate Presidents’ Forum

579 Broadway

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

 

Tel: 914-693-1818

Copyright © 2020 Senate Presidents' Forum. All rights reserved.

January 2020 Forum in Review

The Fall Senate Presidents’ Forum in Scottsdale, AZ, featured the perennial favorite--Corina Mulder’s State of the States’ Budgets review. This year the fiscal news was upbeat: most States are meeting or exceeding their forecasts. However, improving fiscal conditions are not shared by all citizens, and this Forum focused on solutions to the nation’s growing wealth gaps. The Forum heard expert reports on the current state of poverty in America and reviewed programs that have effectively empowered people to break the cycle of poverty. The US also detains the world’s largest prison population. Many ex-convicts and their families face poverty as they struggle to re-enter the workforce. In interactive, small group sessions, Forum participants debated effective solutions to this difficult problem.

 

Farewells

Sen. John Cullerton (IL)

Sen. Cullerton has held a seat in the Illinois General Assembly for 40 years, and has been Senate President since 2009. He has been an outstanding contributor to the Senate Presidents’ Forum, having attended 33 consecutive Forum sessions, and serving on its Board of Directors for 8 years, including terms as Chair and Treasurer. His thoughtful insights, probing questions and guidance of the organization have contributed significantly to the growth and evolution of the Senate Presidents’ Forum. His wife, Pam, has also been a well-loved participant, attending every session, and offering her insights on the topics discussed. We will miss her exuberance.

The Forum bid farewell to Sen. John Cullerton (IL) and his wife, Pam. They will be sorely missed.

Sen. John Alario (LA)

Sen. Alario is only the fourth person in the nation to hold the top leadership posts in both the House and the Senate, having served twice as Speaker of the House and twice as President of the Senate. He is the recipient of numerous awards, and, most recently, was honored by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans with the naming of the Senator John Alario, Jr. Special Exhibition Hall. For many years, his wit and wisdom have enlivened the Senate Presidents’ Forum.

Sen. Alario, pictured above with incoming Sen. Patrick Page Cortez (LA), is term-limited from the Louisiana legislature, having served over 48 years in both the House and Senate

CONTACT

Senate Presidents’ Forum

579 Broadway

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

 

Tel: 914-693-1818

Copyright © 2020 Senate Presidents' Forum. All rights reserved.