From: The Council of State Governments
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Upcoming Webinars: Transportation Funding, Net Metering, Child Poverty and Education
Date: Tue Jan 28 20:06:06 MST 2014
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The Council of State Governments  is pleased to offer a variety of upcoming complimentary webinars and conference calls d esigned to educate and inform state leaders on a range of policy-related issues.  
 

 

Last year was a busy one for states pursuing additional funding for transportation, but many challenges remain as policymakers begin a new legislative session. During this webinar, statehouse and transportation beat reporters will weigh in on which states seem poised to consider new revenues this year, the political dynamics in play, the overall state transportation needs versus current revenues and innovative revenue mechanisms under consideration. More...

 

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The popularity of net metering has surged among residential customers due to significant incentives by more than 40 states allowing customers to sell excess renewable power to the utility after meeting their own energy needs. Policy and rate disputes, however, are cropping up across the country regarding the most appropriate way to incentivize this development. Tune in to this complimentary webinar session to hear from top experts about the basic regulatory constructs of net metering programs, the systemic changes it means for the grid and utilities, and perspectives on upcoming debates.  More...

 

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Among the world's 35 richest countries, the U.S. ranks second highest in the rate of childhood poverty. Achievement gaps between the poor and the non-poor are twice as large as the achievement gap between black and white students. And cognitive differences--which vary extensively by income and poverty status--likely contribute to a young adult's accessibility to and success in college, further limiting economic and social mobility and fueling the gap between rich and poor. This webinar will showcase ways state policymakers can utilize their role to reduce the impact of child poverty on educational success.  More...

 

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