October 27, 2000
Representatives from seven states met with EPA to discuss potential changes to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The following is a summary of that meeting.
October 15, 2000
Research shows that children with a history of maltreatment are 25 percent more likely to engage in antisocial behaviors and to suffer from mental illness. There is a strong correlation between domestic violence and a family's involvement with the welfare system. Approximately 20 percent to 30 percent of women on welfare are current victims of domestic abuse and about 60 percent have experienced domestic abuse at some point in their lives.
July 27, 2000
The cost-centered aspect of managed care has led to fears that managed care will value profits over service delivery. Policymakers have responded by enacting regulations to protect consumers and service providers.
June 29, 2000
High/Scope Perry Preschool Project, Carolina Abecedarian Project, Parents as Teachers, Prenatal/Early Infancy Project, Infant and Health Development Program, AVANCE, Early Training Project, Harlem Training Project, Milwaukee Project
June 28, 2000
A summary of the report from the National Academy of Science
June 05, 2000
This report illustrates Governors' choices from a wealth of ideas and experiments underway throughout the United States. National attention to growth-related issues is expanding, and the role of Governors is becoming more important.
June 01, 2000
Representatives from eight states met with EPA/CEPPO to provide EPA with guidance and advice on developing an updated Tier II electronic submission system and how new Cameo software could be implemented to facilitate that process.
May 29, 2000
This report calls on the nation's governors to create "one-stop shopping" web sites to help entrepreneurs register their new businesses.
May 13, 2000
This report examines the unique role entrepreneurs play in the new economy and provides governors with strategies for encouraging entrepreneurial growth.
May 10, 2000
May 8-10, 2001 testimony from the hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and State
April 29, 2000
Technology industries are driving the new economy. States that position themselves to take advantage of this changing economic environment will realize its benefits; those that do not will see a widening income gap and declining revenue base. Growing state economies in this new century will require building a strong R&D base to support the burgeoning technology industries. To participate fully in the new economy, states should take several actions.
April 29, 2000
This report identifies strategies specifically designed to develop seed and venture capital for entrepreneurs that have shown promising results in states throughout the nation.
April 26, 2000
This report examines the importance of state universities' patent and licensing agreements to economic development plans and provides policymakers with strategies for promoting so-called university-industry technology transfer.
February 26, 2000
The National Governors Association's Governance in the New Economy examines the forces shaping the U.S. economy and influencing American governance. It identifies guiding principles and new models to restructure the partnership between the states and the federal government to better serve citizens and businesses in the twenty-first century.
February 24, 2000
As the new economy brings change and new prospects to individuals, it also brings challenges and opportunities to institutions. In particular, state government needs to transform itself to provide a supportive environment for businesses and citizens to prosper.
February 02, 2000
Experts predict that increases in pharmaceutical spending will continue. This Issue Brief summarizes two studies that addressed the causes, trends, and the impact on state Medicaid and employee health plans.
February 01, 2000
This paper emphasizes the importance of the telecommunications industry in the new economy, and argues that industry-specific taxes do not make sense in a competitive telecommunications environment.
January 23, 2000
This Issue Brief examines eight programs that encourage healthy behaviors and improve student learning.
October 24, 1999
To help individuals with substance abuse, mental health, and domestic violence barriers succeed at work, states must ensure that adequate treatment, followup, and other support services are available to clients who are identified as needing help in confronting these employment barriers.
October 23, 1999
Heightened expectations on the part of consumers, increased use of modern service technologies, and newly emerging business trends that value workforce diversity are enabling many people with disabilities to overcome what were once considered more significant barriers to entering the workplace.
August 07, 1999
Extra learning opportunities (ELOs) occur in many places and have many faces. They are the safe havens for children who need a place to go after school until the workday ends, the tutoring programs run by schools, the mentors who meet weekly with students, the summer science camps, and the Saturday soccer games.
February 23, 1999
Federal law now requires states and school districts to include students with disabilities in assessments and report on the performance of these students. This requirement responds to the evidence that these students are often excluded from education accountability systems, which threatens their opportunity to learn. Decisions about the most appropriate ways for students with disabilities to be included in assessments and the accommodations needed to enable their inclusion are difficult. This Issue Brief looks at the actions Governors and other state policymakers can take to ensure that students with disabilities are included in state and district assessments and accountability systems.
February 08, 1999
This MCH Update reports that states are increasing income eligibility levels for children and pregnant women in order to expand their access to health care. In addition, states are streamlining enrollment procedures to provide health care coverage to their residents.