From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to tiny county health departments, local, state and federal health agencies often are behind the scenes looking after the nation’s health and safety. By responding to disasters, vaccinating millions against diseases, and teaching the public how to avoid illness and injuries, public health agencies ensure the safety of everything from fresh produce to public places, and promote wellness from the workplace to the school yard.
In light of a looming deadline to reach a bipartisan budget deal, House and Senate Budget Committee Chairmen Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) reached agreement on spending for the next two years while also adjusting reductions from sequestration. What does this mean for states? Most important, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 would provide certainty on overall discretionary spending, including sequestration, for the next two federal fiscal years.
Webinar Dec. 17: Tools for management coaching
In the 21st century, legislative staff managers and supervisors no longer have the luxury of being the people with all the answers. Instead they need to raise the expectations of their staff to do some of the thinking and then develop their skills to do so. Legislative staff who supervise others will benefit from this introductory webinar on coaching and the tools for shifting the focus of interactions with others.