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To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Hope for a Federal Transportation Bill in 2014
Date: Thu Nov 07 16:02:36 MST 2013
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E-Newsletter |November 7, 2013

Hope for a Federal Transportation Bill in 2014

By Sean Slone, CSG Program Manager for Transportation Policy

A rare bit of bipartisanship on a water resources bill that sailed through both the Senate and the House recently is giving some in Washington, D.C., hope that Congress could reach agreement on a new surface transportation authorization bill--and perhaps funding to pay for it--before the current one expires next fall.


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College: It's not Just for 18-Year-Olds Anymore

By Jennifer GinnCSG Associate Editor


College and university freshmen aren't what they once used to be, and state policymakers need to look at ways to adapt to that changing reality. "Yesterday's nontraditional student really is today's traditional student," said Marcie Foster, policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy, a national nonprofit that advocates for policies that improve the lives of low-income people. Foster was one of the featured speakers in a recent CSG webinar, "Overcoming Social Barriers to Postsecondary Education."



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'We Need a New Generation of Leaders'

By Mary Branham, CSG Managing Editor


Sannie Overly made history this year. The 2013 Council of State Governments

Henry Toll Fellow became the first woman elected to a leadership position in the Kentucky House of Representatives. Even though it's not always easy, Overly encourages young men and particularly young women to pursue a role in public service.

In This Issue
There's Hope for a Transportation Funding Bill in 2014, but not all Convinced
College: It's not Just for 18-Year-Olds Anymore
Meet a Member: 'We Need a New Generation of Leaders'


Labor Force Participation Rates


States Fill the Void to Run National Parks During Shutdown


Medical Licensing Compacts Backgrounder


State Utilities Law and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations 


The Need for College- and Career-Readiness Standards 


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