State Chambers
Follow
Find
74 views | +0 today
 
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
onto State Chambers
Scoop.it!

Florida public broadcasters search for solutions to their funding crisis

Florida public broadcasters search for solutions to their funding crisis | State Chambers | Scoop.it
A stroke of the governor's veto pen left broadcasters scrambling to replace lost aid. At WUSF Public Media, they shut down a program to read periodicals for the blind, laid off two people and declined to replace two more.
more...
No comment yet.
State Chambers
Nonpartisan with unparalleled coverage of all 50 State Chambers of Commerce and insight into the most important policy developments on a range of issues make it an indispensable resource for policy makers and others at all levels of government
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

Mayors Can Be Effective Advocates for Better Schools

Municipal involvement in education has been steadily increa...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

Study Finds Gender Gap in Political Ambition

Study Finds Gender Gap in Political Ambition | State Chambers | Scoop.it

A new report from the Women and Politics Institute at American University examines a question that may be familiar to observers of state legislatures. Why aren’t there more women in public office?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

South Carolina budget board's days may be numbered

South Carolina budget board's days may be numbered | State Chambers | Scoop.it
TAX AND BUDGET BEAT: For decades, South Carolina governors have been trying to consolidate power by killing the states Budget and Control Board. This year, it may finally happen.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

Creating jobs: What can a governor do?

Creating jobs: What can a governor do? | State Chambers | Scoop.it
Job creation once again is dominating talk in statehouses as governors propose sweeping plans to jumpstart state economies. The proposals often illustrate the philosophical differences between the two parties.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

Online Gambling a Moneymaker for States?

Online Gambling a Moneymaker for States? | State Chambers | Scoop.it

Some states are considering doubling down or cashing in on a new Justice Department opinion regarding online gambling.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

Herbert makes his case as foes on the right loom

Herbert makes his case as foes on the right loom | State Chambers | Scoop.it
TODAYS TAKE: Facing opposition from fellow Republicans for another term, Utah Governor Gary Herbert used his state of the state address yesterday to celebrate Utahs economy and to attack the federal government.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

Mobsters ‘bettor’ stay away: Cuomo

Gov. Cuomo had a warning for “wise guys” who might look for a cut of New York’s legal gambling action — stay out!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

Building a health insurance marketplace one step at a time

Building a health insurance marketplace one step at a time | State Chambers | Scoop.it
Creation of a health exchange under the new federal law is a challenge for many states. But some are learning how to do it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

States lag in meeting health overhaul goals

States lag in meeting health overhaul goals | State Chambers | Scoop.it
A list of states and their uninsured population, grouped according to the progress they have made in establishing health insurance exchanges, a linchpin for expanding coverage under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

'Right-to-work' raises a ruckus in Indiana

'Right-to-work' raises a ruckus in Indiana | State Chambers | Scoop.it

Is it fair to require workers to pay union fees? That’s the polarizing issue this winter at the state Capitol in Indianapolis.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

Robert Kagan: Against The Myth Of American Decline

Robert Kagan: Against The Myth Of American Decline | State Chambers | Scoop.it

Is the United States in decline, as so many seem to believe these days? Or are Americans in danger of committing pre-emptive superpower suicide out of a misplaced fear of their own declining power? A great deal depends on the answer to these questions.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

Lack of dental coverage sends patients to ER for pain

Lack of dental coverage sends patients to ER for pain | State Chambers | Scoop.it
Government-managed health care programs, such as Medicaid, pay for emergency room visits, but there is limited dental coverage.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

What will Perry's retreat to Austin mean for Texas?

What will Perry's retreat to Austin mean for Texas? | State Chambers | Scoop.it
TODAYS TAKE: Texas Governor Rick Perry dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination Thursday (January 19), but it is unclear what the retreat will mean for Texas’ longest-serving chief executive.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

Why redistricting commissions aren't immune from politics

Why redistricting commissions aren't immune from politics | State Chambers | Scoop.it
A number of states have tried to make redistricting less partisan by taking the job away from state legislators and giving it to independent commissions. The process is different, but the politics often look the same.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

President Addresses High School Graduation Rates

President Addresses High School Graduation Rates | State Chambers | Scoop.it

Obama offered a proposal during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night concerning the age at which high school students are allowed to drop out. But in doing so, he left an important question...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

Obama's higher ed plan prompts debate

Obama's higher ed plan prompts debate | State Chambers | Scoop.it
TODAYS TAKE: President Obama wants to link federal funding to colleges and universities to their ability to hold down costs for students. Some higher education officials are skeptical.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

State special education rates vary widely

State special education rates vary widely | State Chambers | Scoop.it
Federal education data show that states differ widely in how many students they designate for special education. Those differences could have a financial impact for some states in the face of possible cuts to federal aid.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

Obama Wades Into Issue of Raising Dropout Age

President Obama’s call for every state to require students to stay in school until they turn 18 is Washington’s first direct involvement in an issue that many states have found tough to address.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

Mitch Daniels State of the Union rebuttal makes GOP wonder: 'What if?'

Mitch Daniels State of the Union rebuttal makes GOP wonder: 'What if?' | State Chambers | Scoop.it
Mitch Daniels was seen as a potential challenger to President Obama until he opted out of running last year. After his rebuttal of Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, some GOP elites are openly longing for a Mitch Daniels candidacy.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

Indiana House fines absent Democrats $1,000 a day

Indiana House fines absent Democrats $1,000 a day | State Chambers | Scoop.it
MANAGEMENT BEAT: A Democratic boycott has once again stalled all action in the Indiana House. Republicans are hoping that steep fines will jolt the House back into motion.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

State funds for higher education fell by 7.6% in 2011-12

State funds for higher education fell by 7.6% in 2011-12 | State Chambers | Scoop.it

The news will come as no surprise to the public college administrators and faculty members who've seen their budgets slashed over the past year. But an annual study of state spending on higher education finds that state appropriations for colleges and students sunk by 7.6 percent in 2011-12, the largest such decline in at least a half century.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

Legislators attempt to strip courts of power

Legislators attempt to strip courts of power | State Chambers | Scoop.it
PUBLIC SAFETY BEAT: In an effort to rein in "activist justices," legislators in New Hampshire and Tennessee are attempting to get rid of judical review of legislation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

Two-Thirds of the States Have Completed Congressional Redistricting — Fighting For Jobs

Two-Thirds of the States Have Completed Congressional Redistricting — Fighting For Jobs | State Chambers | Scoop.it
Congressional redistricting has now been completed in 31 states.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

Leveraging State Clean Energy Funds for Economic Development

Leveraging State Clean Energy Funds for Economic Development | State Chambers | Scoop.it
At a moment of reduced federal clean energy investment, state clean energy funds offer a source of funding for clean energy development.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe & Joan Cozart, Sr. Lobbyist & Certified Facilitator
Scoop.it!

States look for agreement on electrical transmission siting

States look for agreement on electrical transmission siting | State Chambers | Scoop.it
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT BEAT:  A new effort is underway to break the logjam that is complicating energy transmission in much of the West and Midwest.
more...
No comment yet.