October 23, 2012
More than 40 states made significant changes to their retirement plans in an effort to improve their funding levels. A number of Southern states have been at the forefront of reform and have enacted changes to stabilize the fiscal position of their pension plans. The SLC will host a webinar on pension reform in three key Southern states on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, 2-3 p.m. EST. Click here for more information and to register.
October 19, 2012
Lisa Soronen, SLLC Executive Director, discusses the most important Supreme Court cases accepted so far affecting state and local government, including four environmental cases; four Fourth Amendment search cases; a Chevron deference case; and a voter registration case out of Arizona;
the Court’s likely big grants (same sex marriage, constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Fair Housing Act disparate impact claims); and a challenge to the University of Texas-Austin’s affirmative action program. Click here to view the recording.
October 11, 2012
The SLC is hosting a free webinar on reforming higher education tinance through the use of an outcomes-based funding formula October 23, from 2-3 pm Eastern Time. Registration and more information is available here.
October 5, 2012
Sujit CanagaRetna, SLC senior fiscal analyst, discussed recent economic development trends at the National Association of State Budget Officers 2012 Fall Meeting on October 5, 2012. This presentation – focusing on a macro-level snapshot of the U.S. economy with a focus on the states, platforms for economic growth, “bright sparks” on the state economic landscape, job training, and unemployment insurance trends – is available here, with the remarks available here.