Fiscal and Economic Outlook for 2015

CSG Fiscal & Economic Development Public Policy Committee

Fiscal and Economic Outlook for 2015

August 10, 2014

This session explored what’s in store for your state in 2015 and beyond as experts forecast fiscal and economic trends for states and the nation. The discussion focused on the most significant fiscal and economic issues facing states— public pensions, tax reform and ways to foster entrepreneurship—and included insights about how states are tackling similar concerns. 


Dana Bilyeu, Executive Director, National Association of State Retirement Administrators

  Download the presentation "Overview of Pensions" in PDF (without audio) or in Video (with audio).

Jean Davis, Former Executive Director of Business, Industry and Trade, N.C. Department of Commerce 

Mary Murphy, Officer, State Fiscal Health and Economic Growth, The Pew Charitable Trusts

  Download the presentation "Building State Rainy Day Funds" in PDF (without audio) or in Video (with audio).

Speaker Biographies:

Dana Bilyeu

Before joining NASRA, Bilyeu served as executive officer of the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada and was the system’s operations officer overseeing benefit administration. She is in her second term on the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board and served as a member of the Social Security Advisory Board 2007-10. 

Jean Davis

Davis has worked in both the public and private sectors. She served as president of the State International Development Organizations, the only national platform representing the 50 state trade agencies. She lived and worked in Europe for eight years and built business operations in Asia, Europe and South America.

Mary Murphy

Murphy serves as a principal analyst on Pew’s states’ fiscal health initiative, which conducts in-depth research on issues related to state budget policy. She works directly with state budget leaders, providing customized research and technical assistance to develop and adopt solutions that can best guide states towards improved long-term fiscal health.