Keifer Williams

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The Council of State Governments hosted the third annual Public Pension and Retirement Security Public Policy Academy in Lexington, KY on Oct. 4-6, 2017. Attendees heard about public pension finance, approaches to reform, actuarial principles, legal decisions, GASB, retirement security initiatives, emerging trends and more. Presentations are linked below, both to their corresponding names in the agenda and at the very bottom.

With traditional four-year colleges driving student loan debt up to a record high of $1.3 trillion and a purported “middle skills” gap, the Trump administration’s new executive order promotes paid apprenticeship programs so students can earn while they learn. Middle skills are trades like plumbing and welding that aren’t taught in four-year colleges or high school.

A couple of weeks ago, a relatively quiet vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move forward on a proposal could have big implications on how we use the internet and how it is regulated in the future. The proposal would roll back rules that were put in place during the Obama administration regarding net neutrality. It will now move...

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