Interstate Groundwater Disputes and the U.S. Supreme Court
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2 p.m. EST
FREE CSG webinar presented by CSG West and CSG South/Southern Legislative Conference
More than 30 interstate compacts govern the use of water from shared lakes and rivers in the United States. However, there is not a single legal agreement in place between states to guide the apportionment of groundwater that crosses state lines. In 2013, Nevada and Utah appeared poised to be the first two states to reach such an agreement, but ultimately they failed. Now, with a longstanding groundwater dispute between Mississippi and Tennessee headed for the U.S. Supreme Court, a legal precedent governing the apportionment of interstate groundwater is imminent. This webinar will address the possible outcomes of Mississippi v. Tennessee, implications for interstate groundwater policy and the role of interstate compacts in resolving water disputes between states.
Noah D. Hall
Associate professor of law, Wayne State University Law School
Michael Campana, PhD
Professor of hydrogeology and water resources management
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University
Technical director, American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
States to Watch in 2017: Transportation Funding
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m. EST
FREE CSG eCademy webinar
While the number of states exploring transportation funding options in 2016 was down from 2015’s record pace, 2017 could see significant activity. Several states had special task forces in place in 2016 to discuss funding options, while others have targeted 2017 as the year for action or are completing unfinished business from years past. During this annual CSG eCademy webinar, we’ll hear from transportation experts and statehouse and transportation beat reporters about what could lie ahead in 2017 legislative sessions around the country.
Long-Term Care: Challenges and Solutions for States
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m. EST
FREE CSG webinar presented by CSG South/Southern Legislative Conference
Among the many concerns currently facing America’s health care system, few are more significant, both medically and fiscally, than long-term care, or LTC. With the continuing rise in the population of U.S. citizens 65 and older—statistically, the demographic most in need of LTC—states need to begin preparing for the growing pressures that will be placed on their budgets as a result of the nation’s aging population. Presently, LTC costs are unaffordable for large segments of the population, forcing many LTC recipients to instead rely on other sources for support, primarily Medicaid and unpaid caregiving from friends and family. This webinar will address the problems LTC poses for states, highlight state and federal legislative efforts to stem rising LTC costs, and include a presentation about LTC challenges and potential solutions in Virginia.
AARP Public Policy Institute
Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission