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Invitation Only: 2024 NCSL Spring Budget Working Group Meeting

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024
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This biannual meeting is designed for all members of the Budget Working Group to examine state budget strategies. Participants will collaborate on ways to minimize fiscal distress and improve long-term sustainability. During the meeting, Budget Working Group committees will also convene.

Wednesday, June 5 

6-8 p.m. 

Reception at The Nest Rooftop Bar and Lounge 

Thursday, June 6 

8-9 a.m. 


9-9:30 a.m. 

Welcome | Introductions 

9:30-10:20 a.m. 

Economic Outlook  

  • Kate Watkins, Ph.D., president and chief economist, Bright Fox Analytics 

10:20-10:35 a.m. 

Snack Break 

10:35-11:25 a.m.  

Triumphs and Plunders: Managing Revenues and Expenditures  

11:25-11:35 a.m. 


11:35-12:25 p.m. 

Why is Everything Crumbling? A Look at Deferred Maintenance  

12:25-1:30 p.m. 


1:30-2:15 p.m.  

Committee Breakout 

2:15-2:25 p.m. 


2:25-3:15 p.m. 

Prioritizing Data-Driven Budgeting   

3:15-3:30 p.m. 

Snack Break 

3:30-4:30 p.m. 


5:30-7:30 p.m. 


Friday, June 7 

8-9 a.m. 


9-9:15 a.m. 

Fiscal 50 Update  

9:15-10 a.m. 

Committee Breakout  

10-10:15 a.m. 

BWG Next Steps  

10:15-10:30 a.m. 


10:30-11:30 a.m.  

Finding Resiliency During Challenging Times  

  • Mark Quiner, director, NCSL Center for Ethics in Government 

11:30 a.m.  

Lunch and Networking Opportunity  

Boxed lunches will be provided. 

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