2013 Webinars Using Evidence to Inform Policy

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NCSL Webinars allow attendees to participate in meetings taking place around the world from the comfort of their desk. They are collaborative, interactive and easy to use.

Most webinars will be recorded for those who are unable to attend the live meeting.

Evaluating Tax Incentives: Using Evidence to Inform Policy

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 

Even in states that have conducted thorough tax incentive evaluations, lawmakers often lack opportunities to review the evidence generated or make timely use of it in budget and policy deliberations. Join this NCSL webinar to learn about strategies that ensure policymakers have access to and consider the results of evaluations when making decisions about economic development tax incentives. Legislators from two states will share their experiences in reviewing tax expenditures and experts from The Pew Charitable Trusts will present their research on how states have sought to link evaluations to legislative actions.

Archived Recording


  • Representative Vicki Berger, co-vice chair, Oregon House Committee on Tax Credits
  • Senator Dan DaPonte, chair, Rhode Island Senate Committee on Finance
  • Josh Goodman, The Pew Charitable Trust


  • Mandy Rafool, Fiscal Affairs Program, NCSL

System Requirements

PC-based attendees required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer<
Mobile attendees required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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