2019 NCSL Budget and Tax Academy

7/9/2019

This page hosts the resources for the 2019 NCSL Budget and Tax Academy, held June 26-28 at the InterContinental Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The 2019 NCSL Budget and Tax Academy was made possible through the generous support of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

 

Wednesday, June 26
   

Special Program at George Washington's Leadership Institute at Mount Vernon

 

Character and Credibility in Decision-Making | PDF

The Importance of Vision, Credibility, Communication, and Collaboration | PDF

Thursday, June 27

The Future is Coming: New Opportunities for States

 

Speaker

  • Sheryl Connelly, futurist, Michigan

State Revenue Disrupters

 

Speaker

  • Bill Fox, Ph.D., director, center for business and economic research, University of Tennessee

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Strong Fiscal Management: Stress Testing State Budgets

 

Speakers

  • Dan White, director, government consulting and fiscal policy research, Moody's Analytics, Pennsylvania

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Juliette Tennert, director, economic and public policy research, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, University of Utah

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Legacy of the Lost Decade

 

Speaker

  • Barb Rosewicz, project director, research and content, state fiscal health, The Pew Charitable Trusts, District of Columbia

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

State Pensions: Overview and Policy Trends

 

Moderator:

  • Luke Martel, group director, employment, labor and retirement, National Conference of State Legislatures, Colorado

Speakers

  • Mike Lowenthal, manager, state policy, strengthening public retirement systems, The Pew Charitable Trusts, District of Columbia

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

 

  • Victoria Spartz, State Senator, Indiana

Iowa Public Employees Retirement System Risk Report Handout

Snack break

Medicaid Waivers: Sharing State Experiences

 

Speaker

  • Joe Thompson, M.D., MPH; president and ceo, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement; professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Colleges of Medicine and Public Health

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

 

Issue Brief: Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waivers

K-12 Education Funding

 

Moderator

  • Dan Thatcher, program director, education program, National Conference of State Legislatures, Colorado

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

 

Interactive Presentation PowerPoint 

Speakers

  • Betty Chang, manager, Education Resource Strategies, District of Columbia 

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Friday, June 28

Federal Budget Update

 

Speaker

  • Marcia Howard, executive director, Federal Funds Information for States, District of Columbia

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Tax Trends

 

Speakers

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

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Economic Outlook

 

Speaker

  • Chris Thornberg, Ph.D., founding partner, Beacon Economics, California 

Presentation PowerPoint | PDF