Budgets and Revenue Committee Agenda (As of June 16, 2010)
NCSL Legislative Summit
Louisville, Kentucky

 Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

Day 1, July 25

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ancillary Groups: Pre-conference seminars and task force meetings

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Medicaid Update
(joint with the Health Committee)

4:00 pm -5:00 pm

Hidden Costs of Health Reform
(Joint with the Health Committee)

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm 

Steering Committee

Day 2, July 26

 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Opening General Session

10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Federal Budget Update and Business Meeting

The committee will receive an update on federal activity and its effect on states.


·         Michael Bird, NCSL, Washington, D.C.

 Policies under the jurisdiction of the committee will be reviewed and discussed; votes will be taken.

12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

State Budget Update/Roundtable Discussion

States are coping with a sluggish economy and are working to turn the corner.  Join this discussion to get the latest information on the state budget situation and share your state's response to growing fiscal challenges.


·         Corina Eckl, NCSL, Colorado

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Deficit Reduction Commission

The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is studying federal fiscal policy and will soon make recommendations to Congress. With overlap between federal and state tax and revenue policies, states have concerns over what the commission may recommend. Listen to experts discuss areas the commission may want to change in order to balance the budget and improve the nation's long-term fiscal outlook.

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm 

Build America Bonds

Build America Bonds, first administered after being created in the Recovery Act, have already issued close to $100 billion through the first quarter of 2010.  While they have benefited state and local governments across the country, questions still remain what value they may have on a more permanent basis.  This informational session will provide a dialogue on the effectiveness of Build America Bonds.

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm  

Steering Committee

Standing committee chairs and staff chairs, as members of the Steering Committee, should plan to attend. The Steering Committee will review policy statements reported out of committees and determine the calendars for the Business Meeting on Wednesday, July 28.

6:00 pm - 12:00 am  

Country, Culture, Cuisine
Day 3, July 27
Committees are adjourned.
Day 4, July 28

8:00 am - 9:30 am


NCSL Issue Forums

9:45 am - 11:00 am

General Session

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

NCSL Business Meeting