Getting the Most for Your Money

Getting the Most for Your Money: Public Investments in Programs that Work

Opportunities For Working Families: A Leadership Forum for State Lawmakers: June 24-26, 2012

Session Description 

Research and evaluation help lawmakers identify what a state is getting for the activities it undertakes and the funds it spends on behalf of its citizens. Tight budgets provide an opportunity to assess the policies and programs that are most effective in meeting the needs of citizens. This session will focus on how the Washington Legislature uses its research and evaluation capacity to inform decision making.

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About the Working Families Forum

Since 2003, the NCSL/AECF Partnership on Family Economic Success has held a yearly meeting to give lawmakers a chance to convene with their colleagues and discuss solutions to the challenges faced by low-income working families. Legislative leadership from 10 states send small teams of legislators to the forum. Participants hear from leading experts and practitioners and develop an action plan that is relevant to their state.

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