Thomas Clay, financial expert and Director of State Affairs for the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, will provide an assessment of Michigan's budget and economic outlook.
Patrick Anderson, Founder and CEO of Anderson Economic Group, will review his comprehensive study for the Legislature of how Michigan taxes compare to other states and assess how competitive Michigan's businesses can be given the current tax structure and economic climate.
Louis Glazer, President of Michigan Future, Inc., will provide insights from "A New Agenda for a New Michigan" that focuses on how higher educational achievement leads to prosperity in a knowledge based economy.
Tom White, Executive Director of the Michigan School Business Officials and Chair of the K-16 Coalition.
David Arsen, Professor of Educational Administration at Michigan State University, economist and specialist in education finance and state and local development.