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2017 Midwest States Fiscal Leaders Meeting Agenda and Resources

2017 Midwest States Fiscal Leaders Meeting Agenda and Resources

3/2/2017

The James Hotel | Chicago, Ill. | March 10-11, 2017

The 2017 NCSL Midwest States Fiscal Leaders Meeting has been specifically designed for legislative fiscal leaders and senior legislative fiscal staff. This meeting will provide attendees a special opportunity to communicate and collaborate with one another regarding budget realities throughout the Midwest. The meeting is made possible through the generous support of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Additional Resource:

State Fiscal Policy Toolkit - The Pew Charitable Trusts

This toolkit contains several resources, including comprehensive 50-state assessments, common challenges, and creative solutions to help policymakers further understand fiscal issues and learn from one another's experiences.

Friday, march 10
Time Sessions

11:30 a.m.-Noon

The James Hotel

The Great Room

Buffet Lunch Served
 

Noon-12:15 p.m.

 

Welcome and Introductions

12:15-1 p.m.

 

2017 Economic Outlook

  • Speaker: David Oppedahl, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

1-2:15 p.m.

 

Governments in Peril: Dealing with Financial Distress

  • Moderator: Mary Murphy, Manager, State and Local Fiscal Health, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Speaker: Senator Daniel Da Ponte, Rhode Island

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Speaker: Eric Scorsone, Ph.D., Senior Deputy State Treasurer, Michigan Department of Treasury

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Speaker: James Spiotto, Managing Director, Chapman Strategic Advisors LLC

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

2:15-2:30 p.m.

 

Snack Break

2:30-3:45 p.m.

 

The State of Evidence-Based Policymaking

  • Speaker: Weston Merrick, Results First Coordinator, Minnesota Management and Budget

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Speaker: Monica Sharma, Associate Manager, State Policy, Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Speaker: Darcy White, Officer, Research, Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

3:45-5 p.m.

 

State Pension Funding: Case Studies from the Midwest

  • Moderator: David Draine, Senior Officer, Research and State Policy, Strengthening Public Sector Retirement Systems, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Speaker: Robert Conlin, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds
  • Speaker: Senator Toi Hutchinson, Illinois
  • Speaker: Allison Leeuw, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Indiana Legislative Services Agency

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

6:15 p.m. Meet in lobby of hotel to walk to dinner

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Eataly 

43rd East Ohio Street

Chicago, Illinois

Reception and Dinner at Eataly, located in The Shops at North Bridge.

Saturday, March 11

8-8:30 a.m.

The James Hotel

The Great Room

Breakfast

8:30-9:30 a.m.

 

State Trends in School Finance

  • Discussion Leader: Dan Thatcher, Program Principal, NCSL Education Program

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

9:30-9:45 a.m.

 

Break

9:45-10:45 a.m.

 

Smart Incentives: State Efforts to Inform Decisions

  • Moderator: Robert Zahradnik, Director, Policy, State and Local Fiscal Health, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Speaker: Senator Brandt Hershman, Indiana
  • Speaker: Senator Dan Watermeier, Nebraska

10:45-11:45 a.m.

 

Managing the Budgetary Cost of Opioid Abuse

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

11:45 a.m.-Noon Meeting Wrap Up and Closing Remarks
Noon Meeting Adjourns

 

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