2017 NCSL Legislative Fiscal Directors Post-Conference


This invitation-only meeting will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to communicate and collaborate with their peers from around the country.

The post-conference is made possible through the generous support of The Pew Charitable Trusts. 

wednesday, August 9
Time Sessions

2:30-2:45 p.m.


Grand Ballroom CDE

Concourse Level

Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel

Welcome and Introductions

2:45-4 p.m.

Top Fiscal Issues in the States

  • Roundtable Discussion
4-5 p.m.

Tax Incentive Evaluation: Collecting and Assessing Information



  • Chaaron Pearson, senior manager, Economic Development Tax Incentives Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts

          Presentation Powerpoint | PDF



  • Beth Ashcroft, director, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, Maine
  • Laura Wheeler, senior research associate, Center for State and Local Finance/Fiscal Research Center, Georgia State University
6:15 p.m. Meet in lobby of hotel to walk to dinner

6:30-8:30 p.m.


Bastille Kitchen

49 Melcher Street

Boston, Mass.

Networking Reception and Dinner
thursday, august 10

8-8:30 a.m.


Grand Ballroom CDE

Concourse Level

Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel


8:30-9:45 a.m.

Fiscal Office Management Issues

  • Roundtable Discussion
9:45-10 a.m.


10-11 a.m.

Evidence-Based Budgeting: Promises and Challenges



  • Sara Dube, director, The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative


  • Kirk Fulford, deputy director, House Fiscal Office, Alabama
  • Nick Dantzer, manager, state policy, The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF


11 a.m.-Noon

Federal Tax and Spending Changes: What it Means for States



  • Marcia Howard, executive director and executive editor, Federal Funds Information for States

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Kim Rueben, senior fellow, The Urban Institute

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

           Resources on Tax Reform

           Income Breaks for the 2016 Tax Model

Noon-2 p.m..

Luncheon Session--State Fiscal Health



  • Jim Landers, director, Fiscal & Management Analysis, Indiana
  • Richard Ravitch, former Lieutentant Governor of New York
2 p.m. Post-Conference Adjourns