by Meagan Dorsch
Finding sources for alternative energy; successful programs to help people stop smoking; possible solutions for transportation revenue shortfalls and breaking the cycle of poverty. All of these issues were discussed at NCSL's Fall Forum in Atlanta, Georgia.
Over 200 legislators and legislative staff were able to attend. For those of you who may not know, our Fall Forum meeting gives lawmakers and staff an opportunity to share their experiences with shaping public policy, passing new laws and managing the legislative institution.
This annual meeting also provides a first-hand look at the legislative decision-making process and is an opportunity to learn about developments in the states.
NCSL's Twelve Standing Committees help determine the content of our seasonal meeting, which we captured on audio tape!
Be sure to log onto our Fall Forum Recording page and listen to over two dozen sessions from Atlanta. You can learn what states are doing to address many of these complicated issues. Make sure to brush up on the issues while there is still time. Many legislatures go back into session in just a few weeks.