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General Session

NCSL Welcome and The Economic Outlook for 2021

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM ET

The catastrophic coronavirus pandemic shocked the world economy as commerce came to a near halt to curb the spread of COVID-19. State budgets were among the casualties, with revenue shortfalls reported across the country. The American economy is again in flux as the virus continues to spread. What does this mean for state governments? Gain insight from one of the county’s leading economists.


Dan White
Director, Government Consulting and Fiscal Policy Research, Moody’s Analytics

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Mandy Rafool
Group Director, NCSL Fiscal Affairs program

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