NCSL: Aug. 10 Panel Sessions

Attend these sessions to hear from Pew experts

Issue Session: The State of State Pension Funding and Underfunding

9:15 – 10:30 am

Although many state pension trusts are well funded with enough assets for current pension obligations, there are real concerns about the extent of underfunding in certain jurisdictions. New reporting standards may offer more guidance to policy makers and rating agencies as well as to the public as to the extent of pension funding challenges.

  • Speaker: David Draine, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, D.C.

Deep Dive: Reaching Across the Aisle on Juvenile Justice

2:45 – 4:45 pm

There is growing recognition by both Republicans and Democrats about what makes juvenile justice systems more effective at reducing juvenile crime. With a focus on evidence-based programs that effectively treat and rehabilitate young offenders, lawmakers in a number of states are working together to strengthen juvenile justice. Explore how legislatures, agencies and the courts are reducing juvenile confinement through early intervention, holding young offenders accountable and investing in improved community supervision.

  • Moderator: Gene Rose, At Last Communications, Colorado
  • Speaker: Senator Deb Peters, South Dakota
  • Panelist: Jake Horowitz, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, D.C.
  • Panelist: Judge Patricia Koch, Ninth Judicial District Court, Louisiana
  • Panelist: Benet Magnuson, Kansas Appleseed, Kansas
  • Panelist: Patrick McCarthy, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Maryland
  • Panelist: Senator Whitney H. Westerfield, Kentucky

Tax Incentives Evaluation Tools Workshop

2:45 – 4:30 pm

The Pew Charitable Trusts has developed a unique tool to help states better evaluate tax incentives and credits. Get an in-depth look at the evaluation tool’s capabilities, and how to maximize its features to improve tax incentive evaluation from a Pew expert.

  • Speaker: Jeff Chapman, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, D.C.
  • Speaker: Chaaron Pearson, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, D.C.