NCSL to Host Post-Election Briefing Nov. 14


NCSL to Host Post-Election Briefing Nov. 14

NCSL NewsWashington - The stakes are high for everyone in 2016 with more than a dozen gubernatorial elections, more than 6,000 state legislative seats up for grabs and close to 150 ballot questions this November.

Join the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) StateVote elections in cooperation with The Hill to hear from analysts and national political experts for a post-election discussion, from 1-5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, at The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C., about what the outcome will mean for states, and what to expect in the upcoming legislative sessions.

Attendees at the post-election briefing will hear from a variety of speakers, including:

1-1:15 p.m. | Welcome and Introductions

  • William Pound, NCSL executive director
  • Johanna Derlega, The Hill publisher


1:15-2:30 p.m. | 2016 State Election Analysis: Trends and Outcomes

  • Hear the most up-to-date election overview and analysis from NCSL experts on state legislative elections and ballot initiatives.  Get the complete picture of what happened and what it means.
  • Tim Storey, NCSL
  • Daniel Diorio, NCSL
  • Wendy Underhill, NCSL

2:30-3:15 p.m.  | 2016 Elections in Perspective

  • Every election season unfolds in unexpected and interesting ways—but how will the winners govern? What can we expect from the new leaders in Washington? How will governing, and future elections, reflect the 2016 campaign season? Hear a distinguished media observer frame the big picture.
  • Amy Walter, Cook Political Report

3:15-4 p.m.  | The National Party Perspective: What's the Spin?

  • What issues will legislatures be focused on in 2017? Two prominent legislative leaders will preview what they and their peers will be tackling in January when sessions convene. They'll also discuss how they plan to work with the new administration.
  • Dan Patrick, Texas lieutenant governor

4-4:30 p.m.  | Changes on the Hill: What It Means for States

  • The outcome of 2016 congressional elections will have major ramifications for state legislators and the agendas they pursue. Hear about the new congressional line-up and how it will affect the state-federal dynamic.
  • Reid Wilson, The Hill

4:30-5 p.m. | The U.S. Supreme Court: Outlook and Analysis

  • Who will the new president look to appoint to the court? How will it affect the cases in the court’s first term of 2017? Hear from the executive director of the State and Local Legal Center who will share perspectives on the possibilities.
  • Lisa Soronen, executive director, State and Local Legal Center

Registration is required, but free to credentialed members of the media. You can register here.

On-site registration for media is available but advanced registration is highly encouraged. Please review NCSL’s media policy before registering.

NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.