The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) held its 2016 Legislative Summit in Chicago, Illinois this past week.
Several questions worth sharing came up during a recent meeting about Groups participation.
You have one more thing to do before you move on from the Minneapolis NCSL meeting: you need to follow-up.
Can you turn that casual invitation into a formal visit by a governor?
Paying attention to the military has become much more than a nod to patriotism for state and local officials Groups, but rather an urgent recognition that military-related challenges facing public officials, the Department of Defense (DoD) and business are converging like never before.
The arrival of summer seems like a good time to review the value proposition the Groups provide – really, a good time to review the reasons we are involved with these organizations, the associated travel and the time and resource commitments. The following are the seven most important questions to reflect upon as we plan for a summer schedule full of Groups meetings.
In a climate of unending cost-cutting, continuous program reorganization and scrutiny over political spending and participation in certain Groups of state and local officials – now understood as “increased transparency” – the scenario might hardly be considered unique. But the cumulative effect of these factors is making our Groups investments harder to defend and so the question is: Can you defend your Groups investments?
The growing tensions between the nation’s cities and towns and the federal government over anticipated budget cuts and nearing Supercommittee deadlines were on display last week at the National League of Cities (NLC) Congress of Cities and Exposition in Phoenix, Arizona.