2014 Legislative Summit


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

 

3:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Military & Veterans Affairs Economic Outlook

Location:
Minneapolis Convention Center Level 2-200DEFG
  • NCSL Budgets & Revenue Committee
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
  • NCSL Task Force On Military & Veterans Affairs
Discuss potential federal defense spending cuts and the impact it will have on states.

  • Panelist:
  • Tim Ford, Washington D.C.
  • Michael Gilroy, Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment, Virginia

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

 

10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

Labor & Economic Development Committee Business Meeting

Location:
Minneapolis Convention Center Mezzanine Level-M100ABIJ
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
Discuss and vote on the reauthorization of Veterans' Affairs, Impact Aid, Funding Cuts, Employment and Educational Assistance Resolution. Review, discuss and vote on any other policies.


 

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Labor & Economic Development Session

Location:
Minneapolis Convention Center Mezzanine Level-M100ABIJ
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee

  • Speaker:
  • Marc Katz, National Association of State Workforce Agencies, Washington, D.C.

 

12:30 PM to 1:45 PM

Arts in Education & Workforce Lunch

Location:
Minneapolis Convention Center Level 2-200DEFG
  • NCSL Education Committee
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
Learn about the President's Arts Council's partnership with schools to improve student achievement through pilot programs.

  • Speaker:
  • Senator Richard J. Cohen, Member, President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Minnesota
  • Rachel Goslins, Executive Director, President's Committee On the Arts and the Humanities, Washington, D.C.
  • Yo-Yo Ma, Grammy award-winning cellist & Member, President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Massachusetts

Sponsored By: NCSL gratefully acknowledges Americans for the Arts for sponsoring this lunch.
 

2:00 PM to 3:15 PM

Small Business Development & Growth

Location:
Minneapolis Convention Center LEVEL 2-205ABCD
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
Discover innovative ways for your state to develop and utilize resources for expanding job growth.

  • Panelist:
  • Jon Lieber, Thumbtack, California
  • Mike Temali, The Neighborhood Development Center, Minnesota

 

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

States Debate Minimum Wage

Location:
Minneapolis Convention Center Level 1-Auditorium Room 1
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
As some states debate a minimum wage increase, the question becomes if an increase costs or creates jobs. Find out how states are answering that question and what actions they are taking while a federal proposed increase has not moved in Congress.

  • Moderator:
  • Senator Anna I. Fairclough, Alaska
  • Panelist:
  • Delegate Talmadge Branch, Maryland
  • Senator Gary Dahms, Minnesota
  • Representative Ryan Winkler, Minnesota
  • Representative Monica C. Youngblood, New Mexico