2018 NCSL Western States Fiscal Leaders Meeting Agenda and Resources

6/5/2018

This page hosts the agenda and resources for the 2018 NCSL Western States Fiscal Leaders Meeting, June 7-8 at the Hyatt Olive 8 in Seattle. 

The 2018 NCSL Western 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 West. The meeting is made possible through the generous support of The Pew Charitable Trusts. 

 

Wednesday, June 6

5:30-7 p.m.

Azure Room, 3rd Floor

Hyatt at Olive 8

1635 8th Ave.

Seattle, Wash. 98101

 

Welcome Reception

Thursday, June 7

8-9 a.m.

Azure Room, 3rd Floor

Hyatt at Olive 8

1635 8th Ave.

Seattle, Wash. 98101

Breakfast

9 a.m.

Hyatt at Olive 8

1635 8th Ave.

Seattle, Wash. 98101

Meet in lobby to go on Amazon tour

9:30-11 a.m.

Amazon

Day 1 Building

2121 7th Ave.

Seattle, Wash. 98121

Tour of Amazon (optional)

11 a.m.

Return to hotel

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Azure Room, 3rd Floor

Hyatt at Olive 8

Buffet lunch served

12:15-12:30 p.m.

Ballroom DE, 3rd Floor

Hyatt at Olive 8

Welcome and Introductions

 

  • Bill Pound, executive director, National Conference of State Legislatures, Colorado
12:30-1:30 p.m.

What Does the Changing Economy Mean for State Revenues?

 

Speaker

  •  Mark Haggerty, economic geographer, Headwaters Economics, Montana

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

 

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Exploring the Role of State Legislators in International Trade

 

Speaker

  • Martin Wurm, Ph.D., assistant director, economist, Moody's Analytics, Washington

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Federal Tax Reform and the Impact on States

 

Moderator

  • Max Behlke, director, federal budget and tax policy division, National Conference of State Legislatures, District of Columbia

Speaker

  • Harley Duncan, tax managing director, state and local tax, KPMG, District of Columbia

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

3:30-3:45 p.m. Snack break
3:45-4:15 p.m.

Supreme Court Updates

 

Sports Betting

 

Speaker

  • Jackson Brainerd, policy associate, fiscal affairs program, National Conference of State Legislatures, Colorado

                 Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

 

Remote Sales Tax Collection

 

Speaker

  • Deb Peters, state senator, South Dakota

      

4:15-5 p.m.

State Fiscal Roundtable Discussion

 

Discussion Leader

  • Arturo PĂ©rez, group director, fiscal affairs program, National Conference of State Legislatures, Colorado

6:15 p.m.

Meet in lobby of hotel to walk to dinner

6:30-9 p.m.

Blueacre Seafood

1700 7th Ave.

Seattle, Wash. 98101

Reception and Dinner
Friday, June 8

8-8:30 a.m.

Azure Room, 3rd Floor

Hyatt at Olive 8

Breakfast

8:30-9:15 a.m.

Ballroom DE, 3rd Floor

Hyatt at Olive 8

Stress Testing State Budgets and Developing a Toolkit

 

Speakers

  • Jonathan Ball, director, legislative fiscal analyst office, Utah

           Stress Testing Worksheet

 

           Utah Budget

 

  • Amy Carlson, director, legislative fiscal division, Montana

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

          

9:15-9:45 a.m.. 

Breakout groups to discuss individual state toolkits

9:45-10 a.m. Break
10-11 a.m.

Medicaid Waivers: Sharing State Experiences

 

Moderator/Speaker

  • Robin Rudowitz, associate director, program on medicaid and the underinsured, Henry Kaiser Family Foundation (HKFF), District of Columbia

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

 

Speakers

  • Joe Thompson, M.D., president and ceo, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI)

          Arkansas All Payer Claims Database      

 

          Arkansas Works Updates Fact Sheet

 

  • Marc Provence, director, office of medicaid transformation, Washington State Health Care Authority
11 a.m.-noon

Transportation Funding: Looking Beyond the Gas Tax

 

Moderator

  • Doug Shinkle, program director, environment, energy and transportation program, National Conference of State Legislatures, Colorado

Speakers

  • Austin Brown, Ph.D., executive director, University of California Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy
  • Alan Jenn, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California Davis

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Noon Meeting Adjourns