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Friday, September 28 • 8:30am - 9:30am
The Prognosis for Paid Sick Leave

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The latest battle over local control is already raging. (Thank you, Austin.)

Presented by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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Alana Rocha

Multimedia Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Rocha joined the Tribune staff as a multimedia reporter after working eight years in television and radio news. She's covered politics for stations in Florida, Kansas and Texas and traveled the country reporting from the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaign trails. In her five years... Read More →

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Ann Beeson

CEO of the Center for Public Policy Priorities
Beeson has led the Center for Public Policy Priorities since 2013. Prior to joining CPPP, she served as executive director of U.S. programs at the Open Society Foundations, specializing in human rights advocacy. Beeson is also the former associate legal director of the American Civil... Read More →
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Greg Casar

Austin City Council Member
Casar was first elected to represent Austin City Council District 4 in 2014. He was the lead sponsor for the city of Austin’s Paid Sick Days ordinance, which gives every private sector employee in the city limits the right to earn a significant amount of paid sick time. Previously... Read More →
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Robert Henneke

General Counsel and Director of the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation
Henneke serves as general counsel and director of the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He previously served as Kerr County attorney and as assistant attorney general of Texas in the general litigation division. Henneke has appeared on several national... Read More →
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Paul Workman

State Representative, R-Austin
Workman, R-Austin, has represented House District 47 since 2011. He sits on the House Business & Industry and Natural Resources committees and the Subcommittee on Special Water Districts. Previously, he served 10 years in the U.S. Army Reserves. Workman is also the founder of Austin-based... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
Stateside at The Paramount