2012 CSG National Conference

The Council of State Governments’ National Leadership Center’s latest initiative, Sharing Capitol Ideas 2.0—SCI 2.0—is training state leaders in how to use technology to communicate with constituents and how that same technology is changing their constituents’ lives.

With President Obama’s re-election and the Democrats retaining a majority in the U.S. Senate, the last hurdle to implementation of the Affordable Care Act is likely to have been crossed. States face a pending deadline of Nov. 16 to submit their blueprint for a state health insurance exchange to the federal government, The federal government will step in and run the exchange in states that opt out of running their own. A third option is an exchange run in partnership by the state and the federal government; details for that option are not yet clear.