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The Supreme Court’s docket is full of cases of interest to states on controversial issues, including affirmative action, legislative prayer and environmental regulation. Lisa Soronen of the State and Local Legal Center discussed the court’s current term—and cases granted for next term—from the state perspective. As the Robert’s court nears its tenth year, Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitution Accountability Center and Erin Murphy of Bancroft offered observations on the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Robert’s leadership, looking both backward and forward.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—When CSG’s 2014 chairman Mark Norris talks about the State Pathways to Prosperity initiative, he says “it’s something like awakening the sleeping giant.” Norris, the Tennessee Senate majority leader, spoke at The Council of State Governments 2014 Leadership Council meeting in June.

On June 18-20, 30 CSG members gathered in Washington, D.C. for the third annual Medicaid Policy Academy to learn more about Medicaid and how states can improve health outcomes for enrollees and, at the same time, run a more cost efficient program. Attendees had been nominated for attendance by health committee chairs in their home states as "rising stars" who were either new to positions of leadership on Medicaid policy or were likely to soon assume these positions.

The Council of State Governments, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and CSG's Pathways to Prosperity Initiative, hosted  CSG Entrepreneurship Day on May 13, 2014 at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus. The program brought together economic development practitioners, national thought leaders, entrepreneurs and educators to explore state-based solutions for increased entrepreneurship. Attendees learned about the latest research on the importance of entrepreneurship to economic growth,  innovative policy strategies to encourage entrepreneurship and success stories from Tennessee entrepreneurs. Meeting materials are available for download below.

The Council of State Governments, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, hosted a discussion on April 1, 2014 in the Connecticut Capitol that featured experts, practitioners and national thought leaders exploring state-based solutions for increased entrepreneurship. Attendees learned about the latest research on the importance of entrepreneurship to economic growth and innovative policy strategies to encourage entrepreneurship. Meeting materials are available for download below.

The Council of State Governments, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, hosted a discussion on Arpil 2, 2014 in the Nebraska Capitol that featured experts, practitioners and national thought leaders exploring state-based solutions for increased entrepreneurship. Attendees learned about the latest research on the importance of entrepreneurship to economic growth and innovative policy strategies to encourage entrepreneurship. Meeting materials are available for download below.

The Council of State Governments, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, hosted a discussion on Monday, March 24, 2014 in the Arizona Capitol that featured experts, practitioners and national thought leaders exploring state-based solutions for increased entrepreneurship. Attendees learned about the latest research on the importance of entrepreneurship to economic growth and innovative policy strategies to encourage entrepreneurship. Meeting materials are available for download below.

This session, presented by the  CSG national policy office at the CSG-East Annual Meeting, December 8, in Puerto Rico, explored the rapid growth in diabetes and how it leads to high health care costs. A panel of distinguished speakers, moderated by Connecticut Rep. Bob Godfrey, former CSG Chair,  discussed treatment and prevention strategies for states.

Dr. Allende began the session with an overview of the disease and its rapid growth, especially among certain minority racial and ethnic groups. While the statistic that about...

In a time of continued economic stress, states are asked to increase efforts in public education. Digital learning offers a new direction for students, teachers and school districts. Opportunities exist to customize and personalize education so students receive the tools they need to engage in their instruction and become self-directed learners. Digital learning also opens the door to connect students across the state, region and nation with instructional content and practices they may not otherwise receive. This CSG Education Policy Academy provided resources to ensure students are college- and career-ready. Attendees engaged with speakers on a variety of strategic policy examples and programmatic solutions. Speakers also shared best practices and innovations through both regional and national examples.
In a time of continued economic stress, states are asked to increase efforts in public education. Digital learning offers a new direction for students, teachers and school districts. Opportunities exist to customize and personalize education so students receive the tools they need to engage in their instruction and become self-directed learners. Digital learning also opens the door to connect students across the state, region and nation with instructional content and practices they may not otherwise receive. This CSG Education Policy Academy provided resources to ensure students are college- and career-ready. Attendees engaged with speakers on a variety of strategic policy examples and programmatic solutions. Speakers also shared best practices and innovations through both regional and national examples.

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