To educate and inspire our nation’s current and future state legislative leaders to excellence, without regard for party, politics, or ideology.

SLLF Webinars

Webinar Series: FY 2021: State Spending, Revenue, and Balanced Budgets in the Wake of COVID-19

Wednesday and Thursday, September 23 & 24, 2020

September 23- What We Learned from the Great Recession and What Can States Do Now
September 24-  Closing the Gap: Spending, Revenue, and Balanced Budgets
We assembled an all-star lineup of economists and legal scholars who led these sessions and offered advice on how to move our economy forward.

To learn more, please contact MPena@sllf.org

National Speakers Conference via Zoom
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Since we can’t bring you to Alabama this year, we’ve decided to bring a little bit of Alabama to you! You’re invited to join us for a National Speakers Conference special Zoom presentation featuring Retired NASA Astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson.
Then all Speakers of the House are invited to stay for a special “Speakers Only” session with pollster and author, Kristen Soltis Anderson.

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SLLF On-going Events

Conversations with Leaders

SLLF is hosting private monthly virtual meetings for different cohorts of legislative leaders and members of our business advisory council. These informal, off-the-record discussions will focus on COVID-19 and its impact on the lives of the citizens of our states, the future vitality of our economy and other issues that are important to leaders. These conversations offer a perfect chance for you to get together with other leaders to see how you can help each other.

By Invitation Only

To learn more, please contact MPena@sllf.org


Along with the rest of the country, SLLF is monitoring the status of this public health crisis.

The health and safety of our employees and members is our foremost concern. As this situation evolves, SLLF will make decisions about upcoming programs and we will update you as often as we can. Please know we are a resource and we are ready to help in any way we can during these uncertain times. Remember, all legislative leaders around the country are facing the same challenges you are and we are more than willing to connect you. We are all on the same team and together we will get through this.

With an abundance of caution, we have temporarily closed our home office and all of our staff will be working from home. You can email them directly or use the info@sllf.org email to reach us. We will be checking emails and voicemails regularly.

Helpful resources


MultiState has created the COVID-19 State and Local Policy Dashboard that provides a quick and easy reference to updates and information issued by state and key local agencies and policymakers (updated daily).

MultiState Response to COVID-19

StateSide Associates

StateSide Associates has created a report “Legislative Actions in Response to COVID-19 by State” that tracks state and local legislative actions and is updated regularly.

StateSide Associates Response to COVID-19


Deloitte Center for Government Insights published Executing the COVID-19 Recovery, a guide to help states in reopening and restoring their economies.

Deloitte Response to COVID-19


Roger Hanshaw

“SLLF programs are unique because of their leadership focus. Every conference talks policy but SLLF programs are tailored to what we as leaders face on a daily basis.”

Roger Hanshaw, Speaker of the House, West Virginia
Loretta Weinberg

“As a legislator, I get so involved in my day-to-day responsibilities that it is refreshing to spend a little time learning about new things. SLLF provides that environment.”

Loretta Weinberg, Senate Majority Leader, New Jersey
Jeff Yarbro

“SLLF puts together better substance than any other seminars for legislators. SLLF is one of the only places elected leaders are having the conversations they need to have.”

Jeff Yarbro, Senate Minority Leader, Tennessee