Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sen. Wil Schroder Appointed to Two Multi-State Legislative Committees

Sen. Wil Schroder
Senate President Robert Stivers recently appointed State Senator Wil Schroder (R-Wilder) to The Council of State Governments’ (CSG) Suggested State Legislation Committee, and the Southern Legislative Conference’s (SLC) Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations Committee. The CSG, a national organization based out of Lexington, Ky., encourages multi-state problem solving, develops leadership skills, and fosters collaboration among all three branches of state government while SLC fosters and encourages intergovernmental cooperation among its 15-member states.

The Suggested State Legislation Committee oversees the Suggested State Legislation Program, a series of compilations of draft legislation of current importance to states.  As a member of the committee, Sen. Schroder will identify, review and disseminate state legislation on topics of major interest with the goal of sharing innovations in state governance.

The Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations (FAGO) Committee of the SLC focuses on the myriad fiscal issues impacting state budgets and finances. In the current era of depleted budgets and dwindling revenues, members of the FAGO Committee have explored the experiences of their Southern state counterparts in devising strategies in their own states. The Committee’s membership includes many of the finance and appropriations chairs from across the South along with other prominent fiscal stake holders, both legislators and legislative staff, in the different state legislatures.

“This is a great opportunity to learn what other states around the country are doing, and to bring best practice ideas back home to the Commonwealth as we strive for stable and effective fiscal policy,” said Sen. Schroder.

Both the SLC and CSG are nonpartisan organizations, founded in 1933, to promote excellence in state government through the exchange of ideas and policy information.

Schroder also recently accepted a part-time position at the Covington Dinsmore and Shohl office. He will practice finance and public finance to balance his position in Frankfort.

Prior to winning the Kentucky Senate seat, Schroder was an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Campbell County where he prosecuted felony cases, served as the lead attorney in a number of trials and was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General on a case. He also served as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Boone County.

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Schroder represents District 24 comprised of Bracken, Campbell, and Pendleton Counties. Sen. Schroder is Chair of the Budget Review Subcommittee on Justice & Judiciary, and is also the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and is a member of Appropriations & revenue as well as Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor Committees. 

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