May 14, 2014
International Municipal Lawyers Association and the SLLC will host a complimentary webinar at 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT, Friday, July 18, 2014. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is available. Presenters include Carter Phillips, Sidley Austin, who has argued more Supreme Court cases than any other lawyer currently in private practice, Collin O'Connor Udell, Jackson Lewis, who argued a public employment case before the Supreme Court this term, and Adam Liptak, The New York Times Supreme Court correspondent, for a discussion of the most significant cases decided this term affecting state and local government. Cases to be discussed include, among others, Michigan’s affirmative action ban, warrantless searches of cell phones, speech “buffer-zones,” and two Clean Air Act cases.
May 9, 2014
The SLC released the latest Comparative Data Report (CDR) on Southern States' Tax Structures and Revenue Forecasts, prepared by the Arkansas Bureau of Legislative Research. In the near future, the SLC also will release the latest CDRs analyzing state tax structures and revenue forecasts (Arkansas Bureau of Legislative Research), K-12 educational systems (West Virginia Legislative Staff), state transportation programs (Kentucky Legislative Research Commission) and Medicaid spending (Louisiana Legislative Fiscal Office).
May 7, 2014
The Council of State Governments, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, is hosting a series of sessions in state capitols that will feature experts, practitioners and national thought leaders as we explore state-based solutions for increased entrepreneurship. Attendees will learn about the latest research on the importance of entrepreneurship to economic growth and innovative policy strategies to encourage entrepreneurship.