programs
The Council of State Governments tracks public policy issues in various areas across the country, including in education, health, energy and environment, and transportation at its headquarters office. In addition, several policy programs offer an expanded look into specific categories, such as public safety and justice issues at the national Justice Center, public health issues at Healthy States, combined state efforts in areas of common interest through the National Center for Interstate Compacts, and model legislation through the Suggested State Legislation program. CSG recently launched the Comparative Performance Measurement Project, which seeks to collect, analyze and publish comparative performance data so states can better set reachable targets for their services and identify successful state practices.