2012 CSG National Conference

Republican and Democratic leaders from all branches of government shared their experiences using this data-driven, consensus-based approach to reduce corrections spending and increase public safety.

States are turning to performance funding to increase the number of students earning a degree or certificate from a postsecondary institution, but it’s not a magic bullet.

States have funded universities and colleges based on how many students are enrolled. Performance funding takes all or part of the base funding and rewards schools doing well on certain goals—such as on-time graduations or the number of students earning a degree in science, technology, engineering or math.

A new transmission line siting compact developed by CSG’s National Center for Interstate Compacts could be the key for states hoping to spur transmission line growth without the interference of the federal government.

Leadership, initiative and the great minds at Mission Control brought Capt. James Lovell Jr. and his two shipmates back to Earth safely in 1970.

Lovell, the keynote speaker Sunday, was captain of the ill-fated Apollo 13 space mission. The mission, which was supposed to be the third lunar flight landing, took off at 13:13 CST on Saturday, April 11.

In the dismal economic news of the past few years, U.S. exports have been a bright spot, Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño said Sunday.

“There is tremendous growth, for both the U.S. and Canada in terms of emerging markets that create unique opportunities for all of us,” Fortuño, the 2012 CSG president, said during the International Committee meeting. “There is a demand for quality throughout the world.”