Years ago, as an educator and school board member, Bill Soules remembers lobbying state legislators and realizing how little they really understood about public education. If he ever got to the state legislature, he thought, he could make a real difference. Now, as Chair of the New Mexico Senate Education Committee and a member of the bicameral interim Legislative Education Study Committee, Senator Soules is working to do just that.
UPDATES FROM THE JUSTICE CENTER - JUSTICE REINVESTMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE STATES
In 2017, states continued to adopt cost-effective and data-driven solutions to improve public safety. Bipartisan majorities in Arkansas, Georgia,Louisiana, Montana,North Dakota, and Rhode Island successfully enacted historic policy changes to their adult criminal justice systems after conducting intensive data analysis through the CSG Justice Reinvestment Initiative.
2018 WESTERN LEGISLATIVE ACADEMY -APPLICATIONS OPEN!
The West's premier training event for lawmakers in their first four years of cumulative service, the Western Legislative Academy (WLA), invites selected participants to attend a three and a half-day training focused on intensive skills building. This year's program will take place November 28 - December 1 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Click below for more information and access to the online application!
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