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 2009 Fall Forum: Friday, Dec. 11
Reposted; audio links updated May 15, 2010
Facilitator: Miriam Fordham, Legislative Research Commission, Kentucky
Richard Cauchi, NCSL
Barbara Yondorf, Yondorf & Associates, Colorado
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NCSL acknowledges the financial support of the Colorado Health Foundation (TCHF) and the Rose Community Foundation, both based in Denver, Colorado.
States are struggling to maintain an array of health programs and payment obligations that cost more than 30 percent of many state budgets. A new NCSL project is evaluating two dozen promising practices that may "bend the cost curve" toward affordability for the long term to see if any might produce immediate savings. Hear from the project's top researchers and preview the first several study topics.
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