2012 CSG National Leadership Conference

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments encourages federal legislative and oversight actions such as, but not limited to, the Congressional Review Act  to subject MATS to further analysis for its potential negative impacts on jobs, state economies and their recovery, electricity prices for consumers, domestic manufacturing, and international competitiveness  in addition to the bipartisan Fair Compliance Act sponsored by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Dan Coats (R-IN) that would harmonize MATS compliance deadlines with pre-construction and construction timelines to install emission reduction technologies, construct replacement capacity, implement transmission reinforcement or other mitigation measures to assure electricity prices are reasonable, and the reliability of the electric grid is maintained without changing the final rule’s stringency or reduction levels.  

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments urges the appropriation of funds for the 3rd year of the STEP grant pilot program (2013-2014).  

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments expresses its support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

 NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports efforts by Congress to regulate e-commerce through legislation that allows states to enforce their existing sales and use tax laws, regardless of the method of transaction, and to collect taxes under state law. 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports efforts by Congress and CMS to partner with states to craft effective program integrity solutions and improve data collection.

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