Building the Case for a Better State Rainy Day Fund

9/5/2014
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Building the Case for a Better State Rainy Day Fund

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

During 2014 legislative sessions, state policymakers across the nation reconsidered the way their states set aside money for use in future downturns. Hear from two state legislators about what sparked their interest in revenue volatility and state budgeting, policy actions they’ve taken, and effective ways to talk about these topics. The Pew Charitable Trusts also provides highlights of its new research on how to best build state rainy day funds given the unique economic and fiscal characteristics of states, while offering insight into emerging best practices for comprehensive rainy day fund policy design and implementation. When viewing the recorded webinar, please note the presentations begin 1 minute and 40 seconds into the recording.

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Speakers:

  • Brenna Erford, manager, State Fiscal Health and Economic Growth, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Senator Heather Steans, chair, Senate Committee on Appropriations, Illinois
  • Representative Vince Candelora, House deputy minority leader, Connecticut

Moderator:

  • Erica Michel, Fiscal Affairs Program, NCSL

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This webinar is made possible with the generous support of The Pew Charitable Trusts

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