Read about the outlook for state fiscal conditions, the effect of the drop in gas prices on states, the ethics of gifts, the debate over motorcycle helmets and state efforts to support home caregivers.Read a rundown on the top public policy issues facing state lawmakers in 2015, state-private sector partnerships for infrastructure, e-cigarettes and taxes and dealing with cuts to mental health programs.
NCSL Legislative Summit: Aug. 9, 2012
Jack Abramoff was one of Washington’s premier lobbyists before he was convicted on corruption charges and served 43 months in federal prison. He was included in a panel on ethics at the 2012 Legislative Summit, where he was interviewed by NCSL. Abramoff discussed his new book, Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Corruption From America's Most Notorious Lobbyist and his role in pushing for reform of federal ethics laws.
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