CSG eCademy is THE online source of information and training on the most critical issues facing state leaders, the latest trends in state policymaking and cutting edge state solutions. CSG offers eCademy programming on an array of policy topics--from education and health reform to transportation infrastructure funding, from grassroots movements influencing state policymaking to U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting the laws of the states.
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Tune in bimonthly to CSG eCademy Tuesdays at 2 p.m. ET for insightful webcast programming on a range of policy issues. Check out the following upcoming sessions and make plans to tune in!
How Permanent Trust Funds Help States Save for the Long Term
FREE CSG eCademy Presented by CSG West
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2 p.m. EDT
Natural resource extraction is a key component of many Western states’ economies and often generates a sizeable share of state revenue. However, natural resources are finite, the price of energy commodities is increasingly unpredictable, and revenues are volatile and tough for state forecasters to accurately predict. As a result, many states have created severance tax-based sovereign wealth funds to set aside a share of today’s revenue in order to generate investment earnings for state use in the future. In this webinar, Patrick Murray of The Pew Charitable Trusts will present findings and policy recommendations from a new issue brief titled “From Volatile Severance Taxes to Sustained Revenue: Key Recommendations to Improve State Sovereign Wealth Funds,” outlining challenges and opportunities for state policymakers in energy-producing states.
Senior associate, The Pew Charitable Trusts
How can state leaders build the public’s confidence in government if the citizenry doesn’t understand how state government works? Although there has traditionally been a reasonable amount taught in schools about the federal level—checks and balances; how a bill becomes a law; and so on—students learn little about the policies, politics and management of states and localities. Fortunately, there’s a growing civics education movement, at both K-12 and university levels, to expand students' understanding about the entities that most closely touch their lives. This FREE CSG eCademy webcast will explore the challenges and benefits of civics education both inside and outside the classroom.
Adopting Medicaid Policies to Encourage Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m. EDT
FREE CSG eCademy Webcast
Some states are implementing policies to increase the use of long-acting reversible contraception, known as LARCs, among Medicaid enrollees. LARCs—intrauterine devices, or IUDs, and subdermal contraceptive implants—are highly effective forms of birth control, with pregnancy rates of less than 1 percent within the first year. A five-year Colorado pilot program documented a 48 percent reduction in the state’s teen birth and abortion rates. This FREE CSG eCademy webcast will explore programs and policies related to LARC use in Colorado, South Carolina and Illinois.