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Live Webcast: How Can States Use Data to Improve Policies?
October 14, 2016 @ 5:30 am - 8:00 am EDT

Live Webcast
How Can States Use Data to Improve Policies?
Friday, Oct. 14
9:30 a.m. MDT/11:30 a.m. EDT
States are increasingly using data and evidence to achieve the best outcomes for citizens—and their bottom lines.

Join The Pew Charitable Trusts and Atlantic Media’s Route Fifty for a discussion with Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper and other officials on how the state has developed effective evidence-based policies and systems.

Don’t Miss These Expert Insights

  • How Colorado policymakers at all levels of government use data to improve decision-making.
  • How data-driven election administration can enhance accuracy, cost-effectiveness, and security.
  • Why using evidence and evaluation in tax incentive policy benefits states’ budgets, businesses, and taxpayers.


9:30–10:15 a.m.
Keynote Remarks by Governor Hickenlooper

  • Welcome by Hilery Sirpis, publisher of Route Fifty
  • Introduction of Governor Hickenlooper by Tom Conroy, Pew vice president

10:15–11 a.m.
Panel 1: Elections

How can states use data to make election administration as accurate, cost-effective, convenient, and secure as possible?


  • Wayne Williams, Colorado secretary of state
  • Amber McReynolds, director of elections for the city and county of Denver
  • Samuel Derheimer, manager of Pew’s election initiatives
  • Michael Grass, executive editor of Route Fifty (moderator)

11–11:45 a.m.
Panel 2: Tax Incentives

How do states use evaluation and evidence to ensure that tax incentives benefit state budgets, businesses, and workers?


  • Colorado State Representative KC Becker
  • Robert Zahradnik, state policy director of Pew’s state fiscal health and economic growth project
  • Scott Greenberger, executive editor of Pew’s Stateline news service (moderator)

11:45 a.m.–noon
Concluding Comments by Hilery Sirpis



October 14, 2016
5:30 am - 8:00 am