Spotlight: New Revenue
State governments are increasing leveraging new forms of revenue, from cannabis to gambling. During this spotlight session we will speak with a state leader responsible for implementing these programs and share lessons learned with our audience.
Mark Ferrandino, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Revenue
Alisha Powell Gillis, Senior Editor, Route Fifty
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The State of Infrastructure Spending
With the potential passing of the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, state governments will receive vast amounts of funding to improve infrastructure across the board. This panel will dive into the funding available to states and hear from leaders about how to prepare for this potential influx of money dedicated to infrastructure.
The Outlook for New Investments in Technology
In a world where technology changes and evolves at such a rapid pace, it can be difficult for states to keep up. Through federal investments, states have an unprecedented opportunity to better protect against security threats such as ransomware, bring affordable networks to communities across the country, and deliver services digitally. Join state and local officials for this panel discussion around how to leverage new funding to modernize technology.
Revenue and Budgeting for State Government
Throughout the last year, the federal government invested billions of dollars in relief and aid to states through the American Rescue Plan and other funding initiatives. While relief was welcome, state and local governments are now looking toward recovery. During this panel, we will hear from state and local governments on how they are utilizing recovery packages such as the American Jobs Plan to better serve their employees and constituents. We will also hear from state governments on tracking cryptocurrency, NFT’s and other new revenue streams.