Aiming higher: States look for ways to produce more-educated populations to feed economic demand for skillsBy Laura Tomaka | Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11:44 am
Stateline Midwest ~ December 2012
Under a new set of recommendations in Ohio, half of the state’s funding for higher-education institutions would be based on how well they contribute to a key economic goal: boosting the number of college graduates in the workforce.
In late November, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and a state panel released a higher-education finance framework designed to give greater weight to degree completion in determining funding for the state’s public colleges and universities.
2012 marked a busy year for The Council of State Governments’ Legal Task Force. A committee of 12 legislators representing all four CSG regions, the task force decides whether to file amicus briefs advocating the principles of federalism with federal courts. The task force has signed on to six briefs and authorized an additional brief to be drafted this year, with more to consider before the end of December.