Bad actors are involved in revenge porn, mug-shot extortion, online impersonation, privacy invasions, harassment and hacking. Learn about actions legislatures are taking to combat these new challenges and the complex issues they raise.
Representative Jeff Morris, Washington
Representative H.B. Zuber, Mississippi
Jim Halpert, DLA Piper, Washington, D.C.
Lee Rowland, ACLU, New York
Jeff Williams, Dell Secureworks, Washington
Many state legislators don't believe recent national health reforms are the best or only solution to the nation's health care problems. States have proposed alternative initiatives for insurance reforms and Medicaid programs that contain costs, provide high quality care, coordinate care and services and focus on personal responsibility and preventive health. Hear about and share opinions on state initiatives that can move the country toward a more sustainable health care system.
Steve Rauschenberger, Rauschenberger Partners, LLC, Illinois
Representative James A. Dunnigan, Utah
Representative Michael Fisher, Vermont
Senator Patricia Miller, Indiana
Professor Raymond Scheppach, State Health Care Cost Containment Commission; Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia
Kids who are behind in reading often never catch up and struggle to succeed in school and work. Explore a range of strategies to ensure every child can read by the end of third grade, including strengthening early learning, identification, remediation, and retention as a last resort.
Stephen M. Saland, New York, Past NCSL President
Cari Miller, Foundation For Excellence In Education, Florida
General Mark Musick, major general, Air Force (Ret.), Mission: Readiness, Washington, D.C.
Ralph Smith, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Maryland
The term "dark money" is increasingly used to describe campaign funds that come from unknown sources. States have attempted to crystallize ethical values of transparency and openness into law through disclosure and reporting requirements. With recent campaign finance rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, what options exist for states to retain and strengthen disclosure laws? What are the ethical challenges presented by dark money? What impact do independent expenditures have on the outcome of state elections? Explore attempts to regulate dark money and consider the legal limits of disclosure.
Tamara Dodge, Wisconsin Legislature
Allen Dickerson, Center For Competitive Politics, Virginia
Gary Goldsmith, Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board, Minnesota
Larry Noble, Campaign Legal Center, Washington, D.C.