From: The Council of State Governments
To: David Lifferth,
Subject: States Leading the Way on Raising Minimum Wage
Date: Thu Jan 30 16:08:21 MST 2014
JANUARY 30, 2014

States Leading the Way 

on Raising Minimum Wage 

By Mary Branham, CSG Managing Editor

President Barack Obama called for raising the minimum wage in his State of the Union address Jan. 28, but several states have been far ahead of the president in addressing the issue.


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CSG Resources


'The Cavalry is not Coming' 

for the Highway Trust Fund

By Sean Slone, CSG Program Manager for Transportation Policy


Hundreds of state transportation projects could be in jeopardy if Congress fails to act on the federal Highway Trust Fund, which is expected to run out of money this summer, well before the Sept. 30 expiration of MAP-21, the 2012 federal surface transportation authorization bill. Most states rely on the trust fund for a significant portion of the revenues they use to fund transportation projects.


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CSG Resources


States, Utilities Face Challenges 

with Net Metering

By Brydon Ross CSG Director of Energy and Environmental Policy


Although the number of customers utilizing net metering technology represents a tiny fraction of the overall population, the rapid pace and expansion of rooftop solar across the country has galvanized a debate across many states to re-examine popular incentive programs for distributed energy systems. The Council of State Governments will hold a webinar, "Challenges and Future Opportunities for States in Net Metering," Feb. 4.


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CSG Resources

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State Median Household Income


Minimum Wage Watch 2014


Minimum Wage Hit Inflation-Adjusted Peak in 1968  


New Legislation Seeks to Fix Voting Rights Issues


Military Voters Key Issue 

in Election Commission Report 



California Legislative Analyst's Office Endorses Higher Education Compact



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