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2012 Legislative Summit Working Families

2012 Legislative Summit: Working Familes Related Sessions

ChicagoThe 2012 Legislative Summit in Chicago, Illinois included various policy sessions on the most pressing issues facing state legislatures. This page contains presentations to Legislative Summit sessions related to working families policy.

The Sessions Included Are:
NCSL/Annie E. Casey Foundation Partnership on Family Economic Success
Evaluating State Tax Incentives for Jobs and Growth
Results First--Targeting Resources at Programs that Work


NCSL/Annie E. Casey Foundation Partnership on Family Economic Success

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012

Lisa Hamilton of the Annie E. Casey Foundation presented the latest findings of the foundation’s annual KIDS COUNT Data Book and the new format of the report to include data on the economic well-being of children. 

Moderator: Representative David E. Heaton, Iowa
Speaker: Lisa Hamilton, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Maryland

Download Presentation (22 Page Document)

Resources:
2012 KIDSCOUNT Databook (60 Page Document)


Evaluating State Tax Incentives for Jobs and Growth

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012

States spend billions of dollars annually on tax incentives for economic development by offering credits, exemptions and deductions to businesses to locate, hire, expand and invest within their borders. But do they deliver a strong return on public investment? Examine ideas to improve how you evaluate your state’s tax incentives.

Moderator: David Brunori, Tax Analysts, Virginia

Speakers: Jeff Chapman, Pew Center on the States, Washington, D.C.
Representative Jay R. Kaufman, Massachusetts
Holly Lyons, Legislative Services Agency, Iowa

Resources:
Massachusetts Tax Expenditure Commission
Iowa Legislative Tax Expenditure Study Committee
Evidence Counts: Evaluating State Tax Incentives for Jobs and Growth


Results First--Targeting Resources at Programs that Work

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012

In tough fiscal times, it is important for legislatures to appropriate funds based on results. Learn about Results First, a budgeting approach that enables legislators to identify and compare the return on investment of programs funded with taxpayer money.

Speakers: Gary VanLandingham, Pew Center on the States, Washington, D.C.
Sara Dube, Pew Center on the States, Washington, D.C
Charles Sallee, Program Evaluations, Legislative Finance Committee, New Mexico

Resources:
Results First

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