November 18, 2020--Today PICA held its Annual Fall Conference. The topic for the 2020 Fall Conference was The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on State and Local Governments. The Conference was held via ZOOM video link for the first time.

PICA Fall Conference 2020 Program

Presenters Ryotaro Tashiro, Regional Economic Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Matthew Knittel, Executive Director of Pennsylvania's Independent Fiscal Office, and Marisa Waxman, Budget Director for the City of Philadelphia discussed the various fiscal and economic challenges faced by State and Local Governments as a result of the current Pandemic, both in the near and long term. The Conference was engaging and informative, and PICA wishes to thank the presenters, and all who attended the Conference.

Please find below links to all three presentations given today, as well as a gallery of screenshots from the Conference.

National & Regional Economic Update Ryotaro Tashiro, Regional Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

November Economic & Revenue Update Matthew Knittel, Ph.D., Executive Director Independent Fiscal Office

Philadelphia Budget Update Marisa Waxman, Budget Director, City of Philadelphia

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PICA Staff and Board Chair

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Presenters with PICA Staff and Board Chair

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PICA Chair Kevin Vaughan welcomes participants

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PICA Executive Director Harvey Rice introduces panelists

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Ryo Tashiro of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Presents

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Matthew Knittel of the PA Independent Fiscal Office Presents

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Marisa Waxman, Philadelphia's Budget Director presents

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Group Discussion