CSG eCademy is THE online source of information and training on the most critical issues facing state leaders, the latest trends in state policymaking and cutting edge state solutions. CSG offers eCademy programming on an array of policy topics--from education and health reform to transportation infrastructure funding, from grassroots movements influencing state policymaking to U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting the laws of the states.
 
Tune in to CSG eCademy to hear from experts across the country discuss the most important issues facing your state.

 

 

 

federalism

 

Voting Laws in the 21st Century
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m. EDT
CSG eCademy

 

 

 

 

federalism

 
Improving State Elections for U.S. Military and Civilian Overseas Voters
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2-3 p.m. EDT
CSG eCademy

 

 

 

 

Pathways

 

2014 Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act: An Emphasis on Career Pathways
Thursday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. EDT
CSG eCademy

 

 

 

E&E 
Waste Storage and Water Contamination
Lessons from Tennessee, West Virginia and North Carolina
Thursday, Oct. 30, 1-2 p.m. EDT
Presented by CSG South: Southern Legislative Conference

 

 

 

Transport

 
Public-Private Partnerships and the SLC States: Recent Developments
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2-3 p.m. EST
Presented by CSG South: Southern Legislative Conference

 

 

 

 


 

Federalism

 

Voting Laws in the 21st Century
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m. EDT
CSG eCademy

 

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With less than a month before the Nov. 4 midterm elections, voting laws in eight states are being challenged in state and federal courts, often going all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. These recent court challenges are due, for the most part, to varying state interpretations of two Supreme Court decisions in recent years. In 2008, the high court ruling in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board upheld an Indiana law requiring voters to provide photo IDs at the polls on Election Day. The high court’s 2013 ruling in Shelby County v. Holder blocked two provisions of the Voting Rights Act: Section 5, which required select states and local governments to obtain federal preclearance before implementing any changes to their voting laws or practices; and Section 4(b), which contained the coverage formula that determined which select jurisdictions were subjected to preclearance based on its voting discrimination history. This eCademy session will shed light on several recent voting law challenges across the country and how these cases may impact the states in November and beyond.

 

Presenters:
Rick Hasen
Professor of Law and Political Science
University of California at Irvine
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Dan Tokaji
Constitutional Law Professor
Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
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federalism

 
Improving State Elections for U.S. Military and Civilian Overseas Voters
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2-3 p.m. EDT
CSG eCademy

 

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For decades, members of the U.S. military and their dependents experienced problems at every step of the overseas voting process: registering to vote, requesting and receiving absentee ballots, and returning absentee ballots. State and local election administrators are faced with many challenges associated with maintaining accurate registration rolls for a highly mobile and transient population, some of whom reside in remote areas of the world. This eCademy session will provide an overview of the challenges for overseas voting, as well as how CSG, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Federal Voting Assistance Program, is helping to improve the U.S. military and overseas voting process through CSG’s Overseas Voting Initiative.

 

Presenters:
Mark Raugust
Senior Voting Action Officer, U.S. Department of State
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Scott Wiedmann
Director of Communications, Federal Voting Assistance Program, U.S. Department of Defense
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Pathways

2014 Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act: An Emphasis on Career Pathways
Thursday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. EDT
CSG eCademy

 

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By 2022, the United States will lack 11 million workers with postsecondary degrees, certificates or credentials necessary to meet the job demand, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. That number includes 6.8 million employees with a bachelor’s degree and 4.3 million workers with an associate degree, vocational certificate or some college experience. President Barack Obama in July signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which is designed to help individuals seeking employment access the needed education, training and support services to be successful in the labor market. Additionally, the act will help match business and industry with the skilled workers needed to compete in the global economy. This complimentary CSG eCademy session will offer an overview of the federal law and its impact on states; it also will explore innovative career pathway programs currently in place. 

 

Moderator:
Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris
Tennessee

 

Presenter:
Alisha Hyslop
Director of Public Policy, Association for Career and Technical Education

 


E&E

Waste Storage and Water Contamination
Lessons from Tennessee, West Virginia and North Carolina
Thursday, Oct. 30, 1-2 p.m. EDT
Presented by CSG South

 

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In CSG South’s Southern Legislative Conference member states, the coal and chemical industries are essential to state economies. Given the importance of these industries to the region for both economic development and employment opportunities, legislators often are faced with balancing business interests with the need for environmental protection and conservation. Hazardous spills in three SLC states—Tennessee, West Virginia and North Carolina—have focused attention on this careful balance. This webinar will examine the spills in those three states and subsequent legislative action to offer lessons learned for other states.

 

Presenters:
Rep. Charles McGrady
North Carolina
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Sen. John Unger II
West Virginia
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Transport

 

Public-Private Partnerships and the SLC States: Recent Developments
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2-3 p.m. EST
Presented by CSG South: Southern Legislative Conference

 

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In an effort to develop alternate funding sources to implement critical transportation and infrastructure projects, states across the country increasingly are looking to public-private partnerships, known as P3s, as an important strategy.  P3s are contractual agreements between a public agency and a private entity facilitating a more robust private sector role, including in the design, construction, finance, long-term operation and traffic revenue of these transportation and infrastructure projects.  With encouragement from the federal government, three dozen states have enacted authorization frameworks for P3s. SLC states have been particularly active in pursuing the P3 format for a number of years. This webinar will provide the latest perspectives and approaches from three SLC states—Florida, Texas and Virginia.

 

Presenter:

 

J. Douglas Koelemay
Director, Virginia Office of Public-Private Partnerships
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