NALFO Fall Programming Series

12/8/2020

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The National Association of Legislative Fiscal Offices (NALFO) has created a series of Zoom calls and webinars on a variety of topics of interest to legislative fiscal staff. The series will explore specific program areas impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as sessions designed to provide guidance for legislative fiscal staff on navigating legislative sessions and state budgets during an economic downturn. More sessions will be added to this page as programming is finalized.

Budgeting for Higher Education in the Era of COVID-19

Friday, Nov. 20

Colleges and universities face unique and unprecedented challenges when it comes to safely operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, and those challenges are having a significant impact on higher education budgets. Hear from NCSL experts about trends in state funding for higher education, the impact of federal aid, and the funding challenges facing state lawmakers and higher education institutions.

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Speakers:

  • Austin Reid, director, NCSL Education Committee
  • Sunny Deye, program director, Postsecondary Education

Trends and Challenges in State K-12 Education Funding

Thursday, Dec. 3

K-12 education is one of the largest and most important segments of state budgets, and the COVID-19 pandemic is straining state funding for K-12 programs. This session will focus on trends in K-12 education budgets and how state and school districts are adjusting to declining state revenues and spending pressures related to COVID-19.

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Speaker:

  • Dan Thatcher, Senior Fellow, NCSL Education Program

How Legislatures Are Getting Back to Work

Monday, December 7 

1- 2:00 PT | 2-3:00 p.m. MT | 3-4:00 p.m. CT | 4-5:00 p.m. ET

Legislatures are gearing up for busy sessions next year, and many legislative staff are already hard at work to make those sessions a success. But with COVID-19 cases rising again across the U.S., what changes are legislatures considering to ensure that they can operate while keeping legislators, staff and the public safe? Hear from NCSL experts about what legislatures are planning for the 2021 session, both in terms of conducting legislative business as well as safety protocols.

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Speakers:

  • Natalie Wood, Group Director, Center for Legislative Strengthening, NCSL
  • Jennifer Stewart, Research Analyst, Legislative Staff Services Program, NCSL