On September 16, 2009 the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform hosted its first public event--Beyond PAYGO. Five panelists discussed recent proposals to gain control over mandatory spending and put the budget on a sustainable path. The Commission also issued its first policy paper at the event, A Closer Look at the President's FY 2010 Budget Process Reform Proposals. The paper examines in detail how the administration's first budget takes a few initial steps toward establishing a more fiscally responsible and credible budget process.
For a complete summary, and to see the webcast of the event, click here.