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    Governors on Education and Workforce Development

    The nation’s governors discussed the role of education in a state’s economic development. Guest speakers included Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who as the ranking member of…

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    Governors on Education and Job Training

    National Governors Association Chair Mary Fallin (R-OK) gave her final report on her year-long initiative, “America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.” The…

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    The State-Federal Partnership

    Vice President Biden was the featured speaker at the opening session of annual meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA). He talked about state-federal partnerships in job…

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    Developing Bend, Oregon's Mill District

    Bend developer Bill Smith talked about how Bend, Oregon has recreated itself after its two mills shut down, and how the city has survived without the lumber mills. C-SPAN’s Local…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan delivered the weekly Republican address. He illustrated the importance of creating an environment for job growth, and gave examples of Republican…

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    Wisconsin State Economy

    Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (R) talked about the state’s successful efforts to revive its economy, spur job creation, and revitalize its education system through…

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    Jobs and the Economy

    Governors from throughout the U.S. discussed employment trends in states, growth opportunities, and the changing economic climate. This session was moderated by Maria…

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    Senator Rand Paul on Economic and Intelligence Issues

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke with reporters outside the White House after attending President Obama’s announcement of five “Promise Zones,” or low-income areas targeted…

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    President Obama on Establishment of "Promise Zones"

    President Obama announced the establishment of five “Promise Zones” to provide federal funding and tax credits in areas to aid and revive high-poverty sectors. The first…

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    Movement-Building Models

    Community organizers spoke about their craft and forming grassroots political and social movements. They also focused on efforts to empower those hurt in the recent economic recession,…

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    Energy and the Economy

    Governors discussed energy and the economy during the closing plenary session of the 101st National Governors Association annual meeting. Other panelists included Karen Harbert,…

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    Economic Stimulus Conference

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at a conference for local officials on the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. In his remarks he stressed that recovery…

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    City Economics

    Participating by remote connection from the C-SPAN Campaign 2008 Bus in Erie, Jacob Rouch talked about the difficulties of bringing businesses into an area once centered around…

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    National Governors Association

    Governors Tim Pawlenty and Edward Rendell spoke to journalists after meeting with President Bush. They said that the United States was not as aggressive in the World Trade Organization…

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    National Economic Council

    Allan Hubbard was interviewed about economics. Topics included current U.S. unemployment rate, tax cuts, and social security program. After he left, the reporters discussed his…

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    California State of the State Address

    Governor Schwarzenegger delivered his state of the state address in the Assembly Chambers at the state capitol. Topics included improving California’s infrastructure, taking…

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    Louisiana Economic Recovery

    Witnesses testified about hurricane disaster recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast, financing recovery and rebuilding programs, the Louisiana Recovery Corporation Act, and future needs in…

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    Hearing on Eminent Domain Laws

    Witnesses testified about the practice of property development through the use of eminent domain laws and a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision involving the city of New London, CT, local…

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    Eminent Domain Ruling

    Republican leaders announced House and Senate action regarding a Supreme Court ruling on eminent domain. They said that the decision allowing local authorities more leeway in deciding…

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    Fiscal Survey of States

    Participants talked to reporters about about the fiscal survey of the states. Scott Pattison talked about state government spending and means of meeting budget deficits. Raymond…

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