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In partnership with the Department of Defense, CSG and the National Center for Interstate Compacts will work with five new professions to develop model legislation to help military spouses and other practitioners gain professional license portability. Learn more about upcoming kick off meetings. 
Much of the funding included in the American Rescue Plan Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund has direct impacts on states, both in their budgets and in the specific policies they enact. CSG is providing our members with ongoing analyses of the various components of the ARP and other resources state leaders can use to inform state economic and civic recovery. 
Policymakers play a critical role in ensuring positive outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities. Whether through bringing critical issues to the public forefront, appropriating funding, mandating programming or ensuring broader policies are inclusive to individuals with disabilities, policymakers are critical stakeholders. Learn more about how the CAPE-Youth initiative is dedicated to assisting states in identifying new opportunities for youth with disabilities. 

Statement by David Adkins, Executive Director and CEO of The Council of State Governments on the Observance of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Terror Attacks of Sept. 11, 2001

Sept. 11, 2001, dawned as a beautiful day with the kind of clear sky aviators describe as “severe clear.”  Beginning at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time that blue sky would darken as the first plumes of smoke began rising from what would become the worst terrorist

Paralympian and Legislator Will Watch, Attend Paralympic Games

While the whole world will be watching the Olympics beginning on July 23, one state legislator has a particular interest in the Olympic and Paralympic games.   “I never miss an Olympic

Biden reaches deal on infrastructure with bipartisan senators

President Joe Biden announced Thursday, June 24, that after meeting with a group of senators from both parties, they had reached an agreement on infrastructure.   This comes after weeks of

CSG Regional Offices

Regional by design, CSG is a national community with six offices across the U.S. The headquarters office is in Lexington, Ky., and the federal affairs office is located in Washington, D.C. Regional offices are located in Atlanta, Chicago, New York City and Sacramento. All CSG members have the opportunity to participate on two levels—regional and national.

CSG remains committed to monitoring COVID-19 and providing up-to-date resources including executive orders, vaccine information and data and prediction models to its members. Visit the CSG COVID-19 Resources for State Leaders website to learn more.

Rep. Susan Concannon is focused on keeping Kansas moving forward while working to help those in her community who need it most. 

 “Recently, I have been focusing on foster care and child welfare issues,” Concannon said. “I became chair of the Committee on Children and Seniors in 2019. Kansas is really struggling with our privatized foster care system.” 

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COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR STATE LEADERS

Here you can find a library of executive orders filed by all 50 states and territories. Find interactive maps, tables and other infographics to make sure that you are as informed as you can be concerning the ongoing global pandemic.