Budget & Revenue Committee and NALFO:  NCSL's 2010 Legislative Summit

Posted August 18, 2010

NCSL's 2010 Legislative Summit


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

10:30 am - 12:00 pm -- Jobs, Jobs and More Jobs

Despite signs that the nation may be recovering, unemployment remains high and state finances continue to suffer. With funds already scarce, many states have taken new approaches to spark their economies. Hear about what's worked and what else states can do to encourage job growth.

Moderator: Representative Earl Hilliard Jr., Alabama

Panelists: Daniel Aaronson, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Illinois -- PowerPoint Presentation

Delegate Terry G. Kilgore, Virginia -- PowerPoint Presentation /  Labor Update

Representative Lou Lang, Illinois

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm -- Top 10 Management Characteristics of Highly Rated States  

The current fiscal crisis has caused some officials to consider how they manage their state operations and how they can improve. What are some of the characteristics of states that are regularly rated as triple-A by the bond rating agencies?

Speaker: Horacio Aldrete-Sanchez, Standard & Poor's Credit Market Services, Texas -- PowerPoint Presentation / Report

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm -- What's Ahead for the Economy:  Choppy Waters or Smooth Sailing?  

Leading economists believe the U.S. recovery began sometime in the third quarter of 2009. But many officials wonder if the recovery is on track and what the future bodes for state economies. Hear one of the nation's leading economists give his perspective.

Speaker: William Strauss, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Illinois -- PowerPoint Presentation

Wednesday, July 28

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm -- NALFO Business Meeting and Lunch  

The meeting will include the selection of the 2010-2011 NALFO Executive Committee, presentation of the NALFO Staff Achievement Awards and updates on NALFO activities. A federal budget briefing and a discussion on state strategies to address the ARRA funding "cliff" will follow.

Presiding: Holly Lyons, Fiscal Services Division, Legislative Services Agency, Iowa

Speaker: Trinity Tomsic, Federal Funds Information for States, Washington, D.C. -- PowerPoint Presentation