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2017 NCSL Atlantic States Fiscal Leaders Meeting Agenda and Resources

2017 NCSL Atlantic States Fiscal Leaders Meeting Agenda and Resources

2/14/2017

InterContinental Hotel Boston | Boston, Mass. | Feb. 24-25, 2017

The 2017 Atlantic States Fiscal Leaders Meeting has been specifically designed for legislative fiscal leaders and senior legislative fiscal staff from the Atlantic States. This meeting will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to communicate and collaborate with peers on pressing budget issues they are facing.

The meeting is made possible through the generous support of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

 

Friday, Feb. 24 | Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, New England Room, 4th floor
Time Sessions

11:30 a.m.-Noon

 

Buffet Lunch Served
 

Noon-12:15 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

 

12:15-1 p.m.

2017 Economic Outlook

 

Speaker

  • Mary Burke, PhD, senior economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

1-2:15 p.m.

Governments in Peril: Dealing with Financial Distress

 

Moderator

  • Adrienne Lu, senior associate, The Pew Charitable Trusts

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Speakers

  • Senator Daniel Da Ponte, Rhode Island

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Senator Karen Spilka, Massachusetts
  • Thomas Neff, Deputy State Treasurer for Budget, New Jersey

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

2:15-2:30 p.m. Snack Break
2:30-3:45 p.m.

Investing in Life Sciences and Evaluating this Economic Sector in the Atlantic States Region

 

Moderator

  • Jeff Chapman, director, Economic Development, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Speakers

  • Barry Bluestone, PhD, professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Travis McCready, president and CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
  • Representative Jay Kaufman, Massachusetts

          Tax Expenditure Budgets and Reports:Best Practices | PDF

3:45-5 p.m.

Changing Demographics and the Impact on State Revenues

 

Speaker

  • Don Boyd, PhD, director, Fiscal Studies Program, Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

6:15 p.m. Meet in lobby of InterContinental Boston for offsite dinner
6:30-8:30 p.m. Reception and Dinner, Bastille Kitchen
Saturday, Feb. 25 | InterContinental Hotel Boston, Eleanor Room, 3rd Floor
8-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Tackling the High Costs of Prison Health Care

 

Moderator/Presenter

  • Maria Schiff, State Health Care Spending, The Pew Charitable Trusts

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Kara Miller, chief, Care Management and Quality, Ohio Medicaid

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

 

9:30-9:45 a.m.

Break

9:45-10:45 a.m.

Marijuana: What State Fiscal Leaders Need to Know

 

Speakers

  • Joe Henchman, vice president of Legal & State Projects, Tax Foundation

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Former Senator Pat Steadman, Colorado

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

 

          Joint Budget Committee FY 2017-2018 Marijuana Policy Overview

 

          How is Marijuana Revenue Collected and Spent in the State of Colorado?

 

10:45-11:45 a.m.

Federal Budget Outlook Under a New Administration

 

Speaker

  • James T. Brett, president and CEO, The New England Council
11:45 a.m.-Noon Meeting Wrap Up and Closing Remarks
Noon Meeting Adjourns
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