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CSG, in partnership with CSG South, developed a new resource exploring the issues immigrants experience obtaining professional licensure and the opportunities for states to reduce barriers.

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.

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The Latest

State Approaches to Address Homelessness and Increase Affordable Housing

By Jennifer Horton The U.S. has a shortage of affordable and available rental homes for extremely low-income households — those whose incomes are at or below the poverty guideline, or
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State Actions to Improve Health Care

By Jennifer Horton Location can be crucial in determining a patient’s experience with the U.S. health care system. For example, residents of Texas are six-times more likely to be uninsured
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A national scorecard on energy efficiency policies puts most Midwest states in bottom half, but Minnesota stands out as regional leader

An electrician by trade, Minnesota Sen. Jason Rarick was naturally drawn to energy topics after being elected to the Legislature in 2014. It wasn’t long before he got interested in
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