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.
Tune In Tuesdays @ 2 with CSG eCademy!
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!
States to Watch in 2016: Transportation Funding
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m. EST
FREE CSG eCademy Webcast
Eight states passed gas tax increases in 2015, while a variety of others took other actions to shore up transportation revenues. But 2016 could also see a large number of states join the club even after Congress approved a federal surface transportation bill late last year. At least seven states appear poised to consider gas tax increases. Others are actively exploring tolling or other revenue options. During this annual CSG eCademy session, participants will hear from transportation experts, state house and transportation beat reporters, and legislators about how transportation funding might fare in 2016 legislative sessions across the country.
Alison Premo Black
Senior vice president for policy and chief economist, American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Director, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center
Political reporter, The Denver Post
Missouri Capitol correspondent, The Kansas City Star
Former Nashville Bureau chief and blogger, Knoxville News Sentinel
Policy director, Transportation for America
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Political editor, The Clarion Ledger (Jackson, Miss.)
New Tools for Governance: The iCitizen App
Tuesday, March 15, 2 p.m. EDT
FREE CSG Webcast
icitizen is a newly launched civic engagement app that allows elected officials to connect with constituents and organizations to track important issues and to communicate about the civic issues that matter most. With icitizen, elected officials and individuals partner together to create change at the local, state and federal levels. The app also partners with organizations and government officials to provide valuable insight into stakeholder sentiment. Come learn more about this new tool and how technology and apps can help improve constituent engagement and improve openness and accountability.
Road Usage Charge: An Update from the West
Tuesday, March 22, 2 p.m. EST
Presented by CSG West
Many believe that taxes paid at the gas pump are what financially support roads, bridges, buses, trains and other public transit. While it is true that gas tax revenues are used to build and maintain transportation infrastructure, this revenue stream is no longer sufficient to pay for public transportation needs. Several states have begun to explore alternatives to the gas tax, such as the road usage charge—also known as the mileage-based user fee and the Vehicle Miles Traveled method. This eCademy session from The Council of State Governments West will provide an overview of the road usage charge, as well as an update on how pilot programs are beginning to take shape in a few Western states.