National Conference of state legislatures
Max Behlke is the Manager of State-Federal Relations in the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Washington D.C. office. In his role, he coordinates the conference’s advocacy before congress and the administration, which includes the coordination of state-federal meetings, drafting congressional correspondence, and providing testimony. He has a particular focus in the field of taxation of digital and interstate commerce, which is one of the primary state-federal issue areas for NCSL and the states.
Mr. Behlke also serves as Director of the NCSL Executive Committee Task Force on State and Local Taxation, which meets four times each year to consider the most pressing issues for state’s in the tax policy arena. Under his direction, the task force has grown to become one of the most influential voices in the field of state tax. His expertise has been cited in publications that include the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, the Christian Science Monitor, CNN, NPR, ABC News, Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox, Forbes, Governing, Stateline, Reuters, and the Associated Press.
Prior to joining NCSL in 2010, Max worked in the Maryland Legislature. He holds a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.