The Council of State Governments
October 30, 2008
CSG Elections Center
From the Experts:
Election Could Bring Changes to States

By Kelley Arnold and Heather Perkins, CSG Elections Center

With talk of skyrocketing voter registration, record -- shattering early turnout and effects named "Bradley" and "Coattail" -- nothing's certain in state races. The CSG Elections Center continues to monitor each election across the country until the last race has been certified. Learn more about what could happen in the 11 governor's races, which state's house and senate majorities could change, which states have supreme court seats up for grabs, and what controversial issues are subjects of initiatives and referenda across the country.

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CSG Brings Climate Change Debate to Omaha

Two of the nation's biggest climate scientists don't agree on everything when it comes to climate change. John Christy of the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and Michael Schlesinger of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will offer opposing viewpoints at The Council of State Governments' upcoming meeting in Omaha, Neb., in December. The two were co-recipients of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Innovations Awards Honor Cutting-Edge State Programs

Innovation in the states range from the new hotline in Georgia that's already saved callers from suicide and overdose to a wellness program in Delaware that's helped a participant lose nearly 60 pounds on her road to health. Now you can hear about The Council of State Governments Innovations Awards winners with featured podcasts on each program. Read the full story here.

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