Director of Congressional Analysis
Jeff Dircksen is Director of Congressional Analysis for NTU Foundation. Dircksen oversees the research and analysis for the Foundation's BillTally and VoteTally systems, as well as research on tax reform and other subjects. The BillTally and VoteTally systems have been designed to analyze the impact and intent legislators have on the size and scope of government. In addition, he has written on a number of issues for the Foundation ranging from marriage penalty tax relief to charging tolls on interstate highways. His works on tax cuts and Social Security reform have appeared in numerous newspaper outlets. He has made several television appearances discussing tax reform and budget issues.
Before joining NTUF, Dircksen was the lead personal income tax analyst for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Department of Revenue. He was involved in Pennsylvania's 1997 S corporation tax reform efforts, the introduction of Medical Savings Accounts, and changes to the tax forgiveness program for low-income taxpayers.
Dircksen earned a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska, and an M.S. in Public Management and Policy from Carnegie-Mellon University's H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Pittsburgh.