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NCSL 2016 Fiscal Leaders Seminar Agenda and Resources

NCSL 2016 Fiscal Leaders Seminar Agenda and Resources

11/11/2016

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach | Newport Beach, Calif. | Nov. 17-18, 2016 

The 2016 NCSL Fiscal Leaders Seminar has been specifically designed for legislative fiscal leaders, legislative leaders and senior legislative fiscal staff. This seminar is NCSL’s premier meeting on state budget and tax issues, and will provide attendees a special opportunity to communicate and collaborate with one another regarding budget realities throughout the nation. The seminar is made possible through the generous support of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

THURSDAY, NOV. 17
TIME SESSIONS
7:30-8:30 a.m..
Plaza Arbor
Breakfast
8:30-8:45 a.m..
Plaza I & II
Welcome and Introductions
  • Bill Pound, executive director, NCSL
8:45-10 a.m..
Plaza I & II

Top Fiscal Issues in the States
 

Discussion Leader

  • Corina Eckl, NCSL

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

10-10:15 a.m.. Break
10:15-11:30 a.m..
Plaza I & II

Medicaid: Trends in Spending and Lessons Learned
 

Moderator / Speaker

  • Laura Tobler, division director, state policy research division, NCSL

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

 

Speakers

  • Maria Schiff, director, state healthcare spending, The Pew Charitable Trusts

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Lisa Waugh, program principal, health program, NCSL

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

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

Plaza Arbor

Lunch

12:30-1:45 p.m..

Plaza I & II

Metrics and Measurements for State Pension Plans

 

Moderator / Speaker

  • Greg Mennis, director, public sector retirement systems, The Pew Charitable Trusts

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Speakers

  • Jeannine Markoe Raymond, director of federal relations, National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA), Washington, D.C.

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Emily Kessler, senior staff fellow, Society of Actuaries, Illinois

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Douglas Offerman, senior director, U.S.. Public Finance, Fitch Ratings, New York

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

1:45-3 p.m..

Plaza I & II

U.S.. Economic Outlook for 2017

 

Speaker

  • Christopher Thornberg, founding partner, Beacon Economic, California

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

3-3:15 p.m.. Snack Break

3:15-4:30 p.m..

Plaza I & II

Designing a State Tax System for the 21st Century

 

Speakers

  • Billy Hamilton, executive vice chancellor and chief financial officer, Texas A&M University System
  • John Mikesell, chancellor's professor emeritus, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

4:30-4:45 p.m..

Plaza I & II

An Update on State Efforts to Collect Taxes on Remote Sales

 

Speaker

  • Max Behlke, manager, state-federal relations, NCSL

6:30 - 8:30 p.m..

Garden

Reception & Networking Dinner (dinner service begins at 7:15 p.m..)
Friday, Nov. 18

7:30-8:15 a.m..

Plaza Arbor

Breakfast

8:15-9:15 a.m..

Plaza I & II

Stress Testing Budgets: Are States Prepared for the Next Economic Downturn?

 

Speaker

  • Gabriel Petek, S&P Global Ratings, California

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

9:15-10:30 a.m..

Plaza I & II

Debt Affordability and State Credit Ratings

 

Speakers

  • Gail Sussman, managing director, Moody's Investment Services

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

           GOMethodology | PDF

           NFMA_White_Papers | PDF

           LA_Methodology | PDF

  • Tom McLoughlin, managing director, co-head CIO Fundamental Research, UBS Financial Services

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

10:30-10:45 a.m..

Break

10:45 a.m.. - Noon

Plaza I & II

A Post-Election Outlook and What it Means for the Federal Budget and Tax Landscape

 

Speaker

  • Bill Hoagland, senior vice president, Bipartisan Policy Center, Washington, D.C.

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Noon  Fiscal Leaders Seminar Concludes
   
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