NCSL Smart Decisions With Federal Aid


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Meeting Resources

“NCSL Smart Decisions With Federal Aid” was a virtual meeting held in conjunction with The Pew Charitable Trusts on June 4, 2021. This webpage houses the resources from the meeting.

The American Rescue Plan Act’s $195 billion offers states a historic opportunity to invest in their residents and economies. In this virtual session, legislative fiscal office staff discussed how their states are approaching key questions for using this money. What information and analyses are they providing to legislators?

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  • Airlie Loiaconi, senior associate, Fiscal and Economic Policy, State Fiscal Health, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Discussion Respondents:

  • Jonathan Ball, director, Legislative Fiscal Analyst Office, Utah
  • Eric Nauman, lead fiscal analyst, Minnesota Senate Council
  • Catherine Benham, associate fiscal officer/chief operating officer, Joint Fiscal Office, Vermont