Rep. Hovey was a facilitator for the presentation on State Transportation Priorities:Federal, State Regulatory and State Legislative Roles. The presentation focused on how the federal government provides more than $50 billion a year to the states for national infrastructure, allowing states to set priorities and objectives. How these priorities are set differs from state to state, but cooperation is essential. The session provided an overview of the importance of this funding to states and how state legislatures and state agencies can work together to guide priorities for spending these funds.
“There is a great deal to be learned from colleagues across America that can benefit us right here at home,” said Rep. Hovey. “Attending these events helps me bring back the best ideas from around the country, and share with them what we’re doing.”
Women In Government, founded in 1988 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a national, non-profit, bi-partisan organization of women state legislators that provides leadership opportunities, networking expert forums, and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues.
Rep. Hovey’s attendance at the conference was done without use of taxpayer dollars.