2010 National Conference

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that CSG supports efforts to advance the development of EV infrastructure in the near-term, and to foster longer-term benefits that could be derived from the use of grid-enabled technology;


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,that The Council of State Governments encourages states to consider support for community-wide public education campaigns on the importance of folic acid in the diets of all women of childbearing age so that the incidence of preventable neural tube defects is reduced.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments urges that all member states consider and enact the 2010 Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act (UMOVA), to help states comply with the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act of 1986 (UOCAVA) and Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act of 2009 (MOVE), and to extend the application of, and broaden the coverage of, the important principles of these laws with regard to state and local elections, for the benefit and enfranchisement of our military personnel and overseas civilians.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Congress take action to initiate the amendment process provided by Article 5 of the Constitution of the United States to amend the Tenth Amendment and Article 1, §8 (the Interstate Commerce Clause), of the Constitution of the United States.

There may have been a lot of people in the room looking at all sides of health care reform through different colored glasses, but there was one central message no matter their position.

Clement Cypra, deputy vice president for State Affairs at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), summed it up when he said, “Everybody knew that some fundamental changes had to be made and it was waiting for a political solution.”

And even though federal health care reform provided that solution—or at...