How Does the Power Flow in Legislative Branch Federalism?

Unfunded mandates. Congressional imposition. The erosion of federalism. These terms often are tossed around as state and the federal governments continue to navigate the tricky waters of federal-state relations, particularly in the legislative branch. In the second in a series of three all-star webinars about the state of federalism as it applies to the states and the federal government, CSG explores the roles of the Congress and state legislatures, highlighting the inter-workings of congressional and elected state legislators. Panelists provide concrete examples, including health care reform, to clarify this relationship, which is crucial to the smooth functioning of the states, but can sometimes be blurry and complicated. 


How Does the Power Flow in Legislative Branch Federalism?
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m. EDT
Presented as Part of CSG's FREE Civics Education eCademy Series


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Peter Harkness
Founder and former publisher, Governing magazine


Alice Rivlin
Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.
Paul L. Posner
Director of the Graduate Public Administration Program at George Mason University and former lead of the GAO’s intergovernmental work

Bill Hoagland
Senior vice president of the Bipartisan Policy Center
Former director of budget and appropriations in the office of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.

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