2010 Legislative Summit: Working Families Related Sessions

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During Summit legislators and staff listened to presentation on several hot topics including state budget conditions, education reform, health care funding and renewable energy. 

Click here to visit the Legislative Summit NCSL University page with audio and video clips from general sessions and issue forums. 

August 2010

The 2010 Legislative Summit in Louisville, Kentucky included more than 150 policy sessions on the most pressing issues facing state legislatures.  This page contains presentations and audio clips where available to Legislative Summit sessions related to working families policy and cost effective investments.  

The Sessions Included Are: 

NCSL Contacts:  Mary Fairchild, Senior Fellow, Denver, 303-364-7700
                           Qiana Flores, Research Analyst II, Denver, 303-364-7700

Maximizing Public Investments in Tight Budget Times 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
NCSL/Annie E. Casey Partnership on Family Economic Success

Research and evaluation help lawmakers identify what a state is getting for the activities it spends on behalf of its citizens. Tight budgets provide an opportunity to assess the policies and programs that are most effective. Come hear real examples about how research on children and corrections policy has been used to make cost effective investments. Breakfast will be served starting at 7:00 am. Program will begin at 7:45 am.

Moderator: Representative David E. Heaton, Iowa
Speakers: Arlene Lee, Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington, D.C.  Download Presentation
                 Kathy McGuire, Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA), Florida  Download Presentation

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Sponsored by the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES) and the Annie E. Casey Foundation 

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Jobs, Jobs and More Jobs

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Labor and Economic Development Committee

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  Download Presentation
                 Delegate Terry G. Kilgore, Virginia  Download Presentations: Jobs and Opportunity Agenda, Tobacco Settlement Money 
                 Representative Lou Lang, Illinois

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Children in the Recession

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 
Human Services and Welfare Committee

Sharp job losses and declining family income have focused legislators' attention on how the recession affects children, even as states make daunting cuts in budgets for many services. States have developed new ways to track and prioritize efforts to improve children’s lives. Hear about Connecticut's legislative task force on the impact of the recession on children and Tennessee’s effort to map children’s resources across the state.

Moderator: Steve Rauschenberger, Rauschenberger Partners, LLC, Illinois
Speakers: Speaker Christopher G. Donovan, Connecticut, View Handouts: Children in Recession Legislation, Children in Recession Report 
                 Representative Debra Young Maggart, Tennessee 
                 Cindy Perry, Select Committee on Children and Youth, Tennessee General Assembly, Download Presentation
                 Representative Diana S. Urban, Connecticut

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Boosting Savings in Troubled Times

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee
Women's Legislative Network

Americans who develop a savings habit create a cushion in case of emergency and strengthen the country’s financial foundation. Research shows that even the poorest Americans will save money with relevant incentives and access to savings opportunities. Learn about innovative public/private approaches—from outreach campaigns by banks to video games—that engage more people in traditional financial services.

Moderator: Representative Rosie Berger, Wyoming
Speakers: Peter Tufano, Harvard Business School, Massachusetts  Download Presentation
                 Eloy Villafranca, Bank on California, FDIC, Texas  Download Presentation

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