SLC Presentation

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This presentation was given by SLC Fiscal Policy Manager, Sujit CanagaRetna, before the Louisiana Transportation Funding Task Force in September 2014. The presentation covers four broad areas. Part I provides a quick snapshot of the condition of the nation’s transportation and infrastructure network, while Part II outlines some of the reasons for their dismal condition. Part III enumerates the typical revenue sources and other financing tools deployed by states to fund transportation. Finally, Part IV details some recent actions in the states, both proposed and enacted, related to funding transportation.

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These remarks were given by Sujit CanagaRetna, SLC Fiscal Policy Manager, at a briefing set up by the Georgia Council for International Visitors (GCIV) on May 13, 2014, for officials from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The remarks offer an overview of the work of the SLC, trade between Southern States and East Asia, and SLC state efforts to promote tourism.

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This presentation was given at the 2012 National Association of State Budget Officers Fall Meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, by Sujit M. CanagaRetna, Senior Fiscal Analyst at the SLC.

PowerPoint Presentation by Sujit CanagaRetna at the Legislative Services Agency (LSA) Workshop held during the 2012 SLC Annual Meeting in Charleston, West Virginia.

My presentation deals with a topic that has enormous implications for state finances: public pensions. Broadly, my presentation comprises five interconnected parts. Part I explores how the overall condition of state finances impacts state retirement systems. Part II reviews why it is important for policymakers to focus on the financial position of state retirement systems. Part III looks at where we stand in terms of state pensions and Part IV provides a snapshot of several key developments related to these plans. Finally, Part V describes the various strategies deployed in states across the country to bolster their pension systems.