ERIC Number: ED345839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
State Issues 1992: A Survey of Priority Issues for State Legislatures.
National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.
In September 1991, the National Conference of State Legislatures surveyed the legislatures in 44 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to identify priority issues for the 1992 session. The survey covered almost 1,000 issues in 18 topic areas. This report of the survey results includes sections on each of the following topic areas: (1) agriculture; (2) arts and cultural resources; (3) children, youth, and families; (4) commerce and banking; (5) economic development; (6) education; (7) the elderly; (8) electric utilities; (9) energy; (10) environment and natural resources; (11) fiscal matters; (12) health care; (13) labor; (14) law enforcement and criminal justice; (15) liability and insurance; (16) state government; (17) telecommunications; and (18) transportation. Each section contains an introduction to the issues, a chart highlighting the national pattern of issue priorities, and a table that gives state-by-state issue priorities. Introductory material includes background information on the issues and information about previous state legislative enactments. The charts give the percentage of respondents who ranked the issue area within their top five state priorities. The tables show the national priority level of the major issues and the number of states in which respondents ranked each particular issue among their top priorities for 1992. Appendices include a list of state coordinators and a sample questionnaire on agriculture issues. (BC)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Policy, Higher Education, Local Issues, Needs Assessment, Questionnaires, State Legislation, State Surveys, Statewide Planning
Publications, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1560 Broadway, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202 (Stock No. 9345; $65.00, plus $3.00 shipping).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.