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.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of State Governments representing state, territorial and provincial policy leaders urge the USDA to provide back-payments to dairy producers who were financially hurt by USDA errors in nonfat dry milk price reports.
 

RESOLVED, that Congress of the United States and the United States Department of Agriculture make the Rural Development title of the Farm Bill reauthorization a priority in terms of both programming and funding.

RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments urges all members of Congress to join the bipartisan efforts to ensure that legislation is enacted to allow the interstate shipment of state inspected meats and poultry.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments representing state, provincial and territorial policy leaders urge the support of S.790 and make certain that all states and territories in the nation have access to this necessary service to low-income children in our communities; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to all members of Congress serving on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be sent to the commissioners of agriculture of U.S. states and territories.
 

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.
 

The National Association of Attorneys General is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and continues to provide attorneys general with an opportunity to work collectively for the common good. Attorneys general are at the forefront of a number of critical legal and law enforcement issues and play a vital leadership role as representatives of the public interest.

Despite an impressive list of advantages, the U.S. can no longer assume that foreign firms will continue to invest and employ people here at the same rate as in the past. The effects of lobalization and off-shoring trends have led to fluctuations in foreign investment, with the U.S. dropping to third place (from second) in 2005 as the most attractive future FDI location after China and India.

State treasurers are the chief financial officers of the states whose duties are to assure the absolute safety of all taxpayer dollars and to guarantee the prudent use of public resources that fund vital government programs. In several states, treasurers also improve the financial security of their residents by providing college savings opportunities and financial education, and returning unclaimed property.

Governors and legislators should develop a suite of policy options that would recognize market demand with environmental sensitivity to cost-effectively increase energy efficiency and deliver sufficient and timely clean energy resources to citizens they serve.

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