Wednesday, February 1, 2012

State Priorities in 2012

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) recently released their annual examination of important topics that will make up state legislative agendas this year. The list, The Top 12 of 2012, is not meant to cover every topic states will tackle during the upcoming legislative session, but is intended to highlight some of the program and policy issues dominating the attention of state policymakers this year. The list issues are not ordered by importance – and they span a range of policy areas. The list includes issues that cover states economic concerns, but also health, environmental, transportation and community safety issues. Each list item is followed by insight on the relevance of the policy issue for states.

This resource is a great way for states to get a sense of their shared priorities and for those partnering with state government to get a sense of the priorities for state policymakers for this year.