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Fiscal Offices

National Association of Legislative Fiscal Offices

NALFO word cloud NALFO is one of the 10 staff sections associated with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). NALFO welcomes all legislative staff involved in fiscal research and analysis. The purpose of the association is to improve the quality and effectiveness of legislative fiscal staff and the services they provide to state legislatures. NALFO does not charge dues and has no formal affiliation process. NALFO holds its annual business meeting in conjunction with NCSL's Annual Meeting.  This guide of the NALFO activities and NALFO officers responsibilities is designed to familiarize members with the organization and to help with planning for the year.

 

WEBINAR: UNDERSTANDING FISCAL NOTES

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The way legislative staff prepare and present fiscal information on a proposed bill can greatly impact the bill’s chance of passage. During this webinar, two experienced legislative fiscal directors will explore important questions for legislative staff responsible for preparing or reviewing fiscal notes, and those who want to better understand the process. 

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STAFF NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Tom Wright, Staff ChairNCSL's 2014 Legislative Staff Nominating Committee is seeking legislative staff to serve on the NCSL Executive Committee for Conference Year 2014-2015. See July deadline dates for letters of declaration

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THE LEGISLATURE AS A CAREER

 

An initiative from the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee is aimed at recruiting young people into legislative service. In the video at right, Kelly Dudley, a legislative fiscal analyst from Kentucky, discusses her role.

At www.legislative careers.org, you can learn more about the variety of roles staffers play in the legislature.

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2014 FISCAL ANALYSTS SEMINAR

Map of United States The annual NCSL Fiscal Analysts Seminar provides both the knowledge of national experts and the expertise of senior legislative staff who are policy experts in their states. This year's seminar will be held on Oct. 20-22 in Seattle. Registration will be open soon. Follow the link for more information about this years meeting.

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NEWSLETTER

Newspaper and magnifying glass The Fiscal Link provides updates on research and news from NCSL, NALFO and fiscal offices across the 50 states. The newsletter also highlights relevant reports from independent organizations and federal agencies.

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GASB WEBINAR

On Thursday, July 17, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm EDT, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) will be conducting a free webinar regarding its recent proposal for how state and local governments should measure, apply, and disclose the fair value of assets and liabilities.

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