Policy Area

Suggested State legislation: This Act makes it a felony to knowingly transport, conceal or harbor an illegal alien. Anyone found in violation and convicted may receive up to one year in prison and/or a fine not less than $1,000.

Suggested State Legislation: This legislation allows for the amount of goods stolen to be aggregated into one charge before a defendant goes to trial. The Act also allows grouping multiple offenses together to  meet a threshold that imposes stiffer charges on people who commit organized retail theft. This legislation requires establishments which accept large amounts of items for resale to make a reasonable attempt to determine if the items are stolen.

CSG South

Education often is the primary concern for legislators in the United States. During the past 50 years, the responsibility of the states to provide a fulfilling education for every one of its children has increased dramatically. Within the Southern Legislative Conference, it is most often the state government that carries the heaviest financial burden for providing the proper foundation, environment, and standards for the future leaders of its territory and the greater nation.

This report focuses specifically on eight key statistics and issues of the 16 Southern states: Financial Overview, Expenditures, Division of Total Student Body, Special Groups, Sources of Local Revenue for Public School Systems, State Contribution toward K-12 Education, Historical Court Cases, and Recent Legislation.

CSG South

This presentation was given by Sujit M. CanagaRetna, Senior Fiscal Analyst of the Southern Legislative Conference before the 54th Annual Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development in Nashville, Tennessee on September 13, 2007.

CSG South

This presentation was given by Sujit CanagaRetna, Senior Fiscal Analyst at the SLC, at the 2007 Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors annual meeting, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

CSG South

The domestic auto industry remains embroiled in a structural conversion that has resulted in layoffs for thousands, drooping sales figures and rising financial losses. Some distinct advantages, both financial and nonfinancial, in these Southern states lured foreign automakers in the last two decades or so, a move that has completely shifted the economic orientation of these Southern locales from largely agricultural to high-tech, manufacturing economies.

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports the passage of S. 513 and H.R. 869 which repeal Section 1076 of the 2006 National Defense Authorization Act.
 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that The Council of State Governments
urges the Members of Congress to reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program at higher levels thus continuing the financial partnership between states and the federal government in providing access to affordable health care coverage for children.
 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments representing state, territorial and provincial policy leaders urge the use of local, fresh milk in WIC and other federally funded hunger security programs.

THEREFORE, BE IT SO RESOLVED that The Council of State Governments
strongly supports the Regional Primary concept designed and endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State.
 

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