Policy Area

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.

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.

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports and encourages state actions to preserve the pre-eminence of state insurance systems and seeks to educate state elected officials on the potential ramifications of a bifurcated scheme on consumers and state revenues.
 

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.
 

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.

The transportation needs of this country are growing. There is increased congestion, an increased demand for public transportation and increasing fuel costs. This increased demand on the transportation system has led to an increased strain on states’ budgets as they also try to fund escalating costs for healthcare and education.

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