The Supreme Court’s 2016-17 docket is set. While the Supreme Court is still down a Justice and will decide fewer cases than usual this term, it will decide many cases of interest to states and local governments, including a number of police cases, First Amendment cases, and a preemption case. Join Matt Wessler, Gupta Wessler, who argued the preemption case, Tom Bondy (Orrick) who co-wrote the merits brief for Los Angeles county in the most important police case of the term, and Lawrence Hurley, Supreme Court correspondent for Reuters, in a discussion of the cases and the future of the Supreme Court.
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers releases the Infrastructure Report Card, which details the condition and performance of 16 categories of infrastructure and assigns a letter grade to each. Each infrastructure category is evaluated on the basis of capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, resilience, and innovation. During this webinar, ASCE officials will talk about what the 2017 report says and the resources available to policymakers who may want to explore their states’ infrastructure needs as they consider funding and policy options this year.
Managing Director for Government Relations & Infrastructure Initiatives
American Society of Civil Engineers
Attracting Investment into States
Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. EDT
FREE CSG eCademy webinar
States play a leading role in attracting businesses, including foreign, to invest and grow in their respective state. The United States remained the top destination for foreign investment, attracting more than $3.1 trillion in 2015, which helped support more than 6 million jobs. This FREE CSG eCademy webcast will highlight innovative programs, resources and tools for states to attract investment to their local economy.
Deputy commissioner, International Trade, State of Georgia
Deputy director, SelectUSA, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Peter D. Joseph
Executive director, Invest in the USA (IIUSA)
Public pension reform is at the forefront of many state policymakers’ agendas for 2017. Participants in this webinar will hear a summary of legal issues around public employee pension reform in layman’s terms with a focus on constitutional concerns. We will cover which reform provisions have been shot down by the courts, which provisions have held up to challenges and any lessons a state leader can take away from the totality of those rulings.
Associate professor of law,
Senior fellow, Reason Foundation
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This eCademy webinar will provide an overview of workforce development initiatives in the states, including a high-level summary of state plans for implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, or WIOA. Experts on WIOA will provide state examples of both the consolidated and unified plans, highlighting the process used to choose the plan approach, implementation and intrastate regional coordination.