Investments That Make a Difference

Investments That Make a Difference

Opportunities for Working Families:
A Leadership Forum for State Lawmakers

June 9-11, 2013

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  • Sheri Steisel, NCSL, Washington, D.C.


  •  Ron Haskins, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

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Limited resources and the pressure to cut spending increase the difficulty in choosing what policies to support and fund. Hear which policies are most effective in supporting low-income working families, making the best use of tax  dollars, and having a positive effect on families’ economic stability.

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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