Foundation Newsletter for November 2013635198469

Foundation Newsletter for November/December 2013



Fall Forum 2013

Fall Forum 2013 logoThe Fall Forum is NCSL's second-largest meeting of the year and a valuable opportunity to build relationships with state legislators, legislative staff and other private sector leaders. Register now at the Foundation sponsor rate of $700 or $420 daily. CONTINUE

  • A distinguished panel of education and industry experts will discuss the results and implications of the just-released Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) test (Thursday); former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman and former governor and U.S. senator from Indiana Evan Bayh will talk about their new project aimed at bringing lawmakers from both sides of the aisle together to solve the country's problems (Friday).
  • The Foundation president's dinner will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, directly following the reception in the Dirksen Senate Building, at Charlie Palmer Steak. RSVPs were required for this event.
  • All sponsors are invited to attend the Foundation's private sector roundtable, which will take place on Thursday, Dec. 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Hoover room of the Marriott Wardman Park.
  • Our newest public-private partnership, Leveraging IT Investments to Strengthen Government, will hold a business meeting on Friday, Dec. 5, 1:30-2:30 p.m., for interested partners.

View the online agenda and create a personalize schedule with the agenda builder tool. Online Agenda

Legislative Leadership: The Path Forward

Legislative leaders will meet in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 11-13, 2013, at the Loews Ventana Canyon. This is an exclusive Platinum sponsor event. Hotel link

Winter Executive Committee/LSCC Meeting

The Winter Executive Committee/Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee Meeting will be held in Austin, Texas, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2014, at the Omni Hotel. Platinum sponsors receive five complimentary registrations, gold two and silver one. CONTINUE


Redesigned Website

NCSL unveiled its newly-redesigned website on Oct. 21. Be sure to peruse the Foundation portal and tell us what you think. Foundation portal

State Budget Actions

US mapA new report from NCSL's fiscal program: "State fiscal conditions continued to improve in fiscal year (FY) 2013. General fund revenue growth was notably strong and outpaced projections in most states. At the same time, expenditures were generally on target. The combination of these factors enabled many states to shore up reserves and support supplemental expenditures." CONTINUE

Latest Webinars

  • The Changing Role of States in Long-Term Services and Supports Webinar:  Medicaid is the largest payer of long-term services and supports (LTSS), accounting for 41 percent of all LTSS spending in the United States. For this reason, many state Medicaid programs are experimenting with ways to improve the quality and efficiency of LTSS. CONTINUE
  • Costs Savings and Care Innovations for Prisoner Health Care Webinar: Both health care and corrections spending are putting pressure on state budgets; the intersection of these two areas—health care for prison inmates—is a new area of interest to state policymakers. Innovative approaches to prisoner health care in states like California, Connecticut, Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey and Texas, for example, show promise in cost savings and quality improvements. CONTINUE
  • The Bipartisan Trend in Elections: Online Voter Registration: Allowing citizens to register to vote online has proven to be astoundingly cost effective in some cases, and has improved accuracy in our nation's voter rolls. It's also a rare issue in elections administration that appeals to Democrats and Republicans alike. CONTINUE

Latest LegisBriefs


New & Upgraded Sponsors

Partnership on Jobs & Innovation

The NCSL Foundation is seeking partners for the second phase of a project on job creation and retention. Through this partnership, lawmakers will work directly with job creators to identify what it takes to create and retain jobs. By facilitating candid discussions between state policymakers and industry leaders, the project will develop practical solutions for implementation. Phase I of this project started the conversation.  Now it’s time to take it to the next level—implementation. In Phase II, we will ask lawmakers to develop action plans.

Leveraging IT to Strengthen Government

New technologies provide a range of opportunities for governments to strengthen services to citizens, improve efficiency and security, and fight fraud and abuse. This latest public-private partnership will identify ways to improve government decision-making through improved business processes, effective data management, and the use of advanced analytics. The partnership will focus on programs that have the greatest potential to improve services, increase efficiency, and deliver cost savings and/or revenue return for governments. The NCSL Foundation is currently fundraising for this partnership. Hewlett-Packard has already committed to the partnership and there is quite a bit of interest from others in the IT and data analytics sector. If you have an interest in learning more about the latest NCSL Foundation partnership, please contact Caroline Carlson.

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