State eNews

State eNews Issue #42 | March 17, 2010

A registered sex offender was arrested and charged with the rape and murder of San Diego high school student Chelsea King March 1. John Gardner had previously served just five years in prison for committing lewd and lascivious acts on a 13-year-old, despite the recommendations by a court psychiatrist that he serve a much longer sentence because he presented a continued danger to underage girls in the community.

State eNews Issue #41, March 3, 2010

Even as economists are touting the end of the Great Recession, states are still dealing with the challenges associated with the market collapse, housing bubble bust and a multitude of other fiscal challenges.

President Obama’s seven-hour televised meeting between Democratic and Republican leaders last Thursday may have failed to build consensus about what should be done to curb health care spending, but experts say it did give a good overview of what all the fighting has been about.

Want to drive renewable energy in your state?
A March 30 webinar sponsored by The Council of State Governments and the Clean Energy Group just might have the answers state leaders need to get on that road.

It’s no secret: During this recession, record numbers of workers who lost jobs are drawing benefits from state unemployment funds. Many states are feeling the pinch. In fact, the U.S. Senate approved legislation Tuesday night that extends federal emergency unemployment benefits for workers who have exhausted their basic state unemployment benefits.  But that won’t resolve the dire unemployment insurance situation.