From: The Council of State Governments
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Introducing CSG eCademy
Date: Wed May 14 20:05:13 MDT 2014
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Introducing  CSG eCademy , the online source of information and training on the most critical issues facing state leaders, the latest trends in state policymaking and cutting-edge state solutions. CSG offers eCademy programming on an array of policy topics--from education and health reform to transportation infrastructure funding, and from grassroots movements influencing state policymaking to U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting the laws of the states. 

Tune into CSG eCademy to hear from experts across the country discuss the most important issues facing your state.


A few months ago, President Obama announced the My Brother's Keeper initiative. Eleven foundations partnered with the administration on this effort and have been working to create opportunities for a range of sectors to share feedback on policy and program changes that have the potential to improve life outcomes for boys and men of color.  The National League of Cities, in partnership with The Council of State Governments and the National Conference of State Legislatures, is organizing a conference call for state legislators to provide information on the initiative and to elicit feedback and ideas from state legislators on strategies to improve life outcomes for boys and men of color.   More...

 


A few months ago, President Obama announced the My Brother's Keeper initiative. Eleven foundations partnered with the administration on this effort and have been working to create opportunities for a range of sectors to share feedback on policy and program changes that have the potential to improve life outcomes for boys and men of color.  The National League of Cities, in partnership with The Council of State Governments, is organizing a conference call for governors to provide information on the initiative and to elicit feedback and ideas on strategies to improve life outcomes for boys and men of color.   More...

 

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The Supreme Court's decision in  Town of Greece v. Galloway  clarifies allowable prayer practices before local government bodies and state legislatures. Join Tom Hungar of Gibson Dunn, who argued this case before the Supreme Court; Douglas Haney, city attorney for the City of Carmel, Indiana; and Lanny Proffer, former general counsel for the National Conference of States Legislatures, in a discussion about how the court's ruling affects both state and local government.  This FREE webinar is being presented by the  State and Local Legal Center More...

 

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MAP-21, the 2012 federal surface transportation authorization bill, is set to expire later this year. Meanwhile, the Highway Trust Fund faces an insolvency crisis due to rapidly dwindling gas tax revenues, and there appears to be little agreement in Congress on how to fund the federal transportation program. Some say that makes this year ripe for a reconsideration of the federal role in transportation and have proposed devolution of the federal program to the states. This eCademy session will examine the pros and cons of devolution, the future of the federal role in transportation and what it could all mean for state and local governments.  More...

 

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Tooth decay affects nearly 60 percent of American children. More than one in three adults reports not visiting a dentist in the last year. Though dental care was once considered merely cosmetic, its importance to overall health is well documented. This eCademy session will explore how the Affordable Care Act can bring coverage to more children and adults in states that expand Medicaid eligibility. Workforce and clinic capacity issues, however, may be barriers to access. Some states, like Maine, Alaska and Minnesota, license mid-level dental therapists as one answer to workforce challenges.  More...

 

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Policymakers are bombarded with information in today's ever-connected, fast-paced world. Advances in communication platforms like social media and information technology have brought a sea change in the public's ability to access data at unimaginable depths and speeds. This interconnectedness, however, also can pose challenges for state officials trying to solve already difficult issues by adding another layer of complexity to the public policymaking process. This eCademy session will explore CSG's new strategic guidance, A State Official's Guide to Science-based Decision Making, to help policymakers cut through the jargon and spin that can accompany technical issues.  More...

 

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Policymakers across the country continue to focus on expanding the collaboration between education--at the high school and postsecondary levels--and economic development in an effort to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce. Several states belonging to CSG South, the Southern Legislative Conference, have been in the forefront of efforts to foster greater collaboration between the technical college system, and economic development and corporate sectors. State education and economic development officials, as well as corporate representatives, will discuss ways to create a competent workforce to help ensure competitiveness of American manufacturers in the global economy.  More...

 

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Join Carter Phillips; Sidley Austin, who has argued more Supreme Court cases than any other lawyer currently in private practice; Collin O'Connor Udell; Jackson Lewis, who argued a public employment case before the Supreme Court this term; and Adam Liptak, The New York Times Supreme Court correspondent, in a discussion of the most significant cases decided this term affecting state and local governments. This FREE webinar is co-sponsored by the International Municipal Lawyers Association and the State and Local Legal Center. Continuing Legal Education is available.  More...

 

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