From: The Council of State Governments
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Featured Policy Academies at the 2014 CSG National & CSG West Annual Conference
Date: Tue Jul 15 20:06:39 MDT 2014



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Check out CSG's Policy Academies in Alaska!


The Council of State Governments is pleased to offer three policy academies in conjunction with the CSG National and CSG West 2014 Annual Conference in Anchorage, Alaska. CSG's Policy Academy programming is designed to offer in-depth information and training on the most challenging issues facing state leaders. 


Policy academies at the conference are open to all registered attendees at no additional cost, but pre-registration is requested.  Please click here to register.



Accounting for the State of Public Pensions

Saturday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
For more information, contact Jennifer Burnett, program manager, fiscal and economic development policy, (859) 244-8114,
Shortfalls in state-run retirement systems continue to grow and, in the 2012 fiscal year, the gap between promises to state workers and funding in the accounts reached $915 billion. Unfunded pension obligations can have significant implications for a state's fiscal stability, including lower credit ratings, increased borrowing costs and the diversion of state resources away from other spending priorities like infrastructure and education. More...




U.S. Workforce Development:
Building Capacity at Home

Saturday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information, contact Pam Goins, director, education policy, (859) 244-8142,

After years of American companies sending jobs to other countries, recent trends suggest a surge in training workers at home and keeping production in the United States. Some manufacturers are bringing jobs back from overseas, a trend many find hopeful for the U.S. economy. New hires topped 3 million in less than two years, with almost 2 million new workers coming on board in 2011. More...


Solar Ready II
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more information, contact Rebekah Fitzgerald, program manager for energy and environmental policy, (859) 244-8254,

This session will provide an overview of solar technology and policy. Panelists will discuss current markets and trends, the value of solar technology, and benefits and barriers to this technology. Speakers will explore how solar technology fits into net metering and discuss the future for solar technology.  More...

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