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How prepared is the U.S. for disasters and emergencies? A new federal task force is looking at just that issue and hopes to make recommendations for improvement to Congress by this fall.
 
State eNews Issue #44 | April 15, 2010
 

State revenues are down while the demand for services is up—leaving states in a very precarious position as they tackle their 2011 fiscal year budgets. The upcoming fiscal year will be “the most difficult to date,” according to a survey by the National Governors Association.

State eNews Issue #44 | April 15, 2010


It’s unclear how states will be affected by President Obama’s plans to open up parts of the East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico and the northern coasts of Alaska to offshore oil drilling. What is clear, however, is this: Unless changes are made to the proposal, states will not receive any of the royalties from the oil production off their shores.

State eNews Issue #43 | March 31, 2010
 

Landmark federal health reform has passed and as state leaders consider that and other effects, The Council of State Governments launched a new federal health care reform resources Web site and will host a free webinar April 6 to provide an overview of what federal health care reform means for the states.

State eNews Issue #43 | March 31, 2010
 

Ensuring our nation’s youth are prepared for college or a career is one of the top concerns of state policymakers. The Council of State Governments is taking the lead in educating key state policymakers about a new state-led education movement—the Common Core State Standards Initiative—that may help states reach that goal.

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