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Welcome to CSG

Applications and nominations are open for the 2022 CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award. This annual recognition honors the outstanding work of 20 up-and-coming elected and appointed officials from across the country who not only exemplify strong leadership skills but have also demonstrated a true commitment to serving the citizens of their state/territory. Learn more about who qualifies and how to nominate or apply.

State leaders have access to new funding through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that is focused on transportation, broadband, cybersecurity, energy, environment and disaster response. As policymakers prepare for an influx of cash, CSG offers ongoing fiscal analysis and resources for understanding federal spending.


License mobility is an increasingly pertinent issue for the military and civilian workforces. Since 1950, the share of jobs that require a state license has grown from 1 in 20 to 1 in 4. Interstate compacts are one powerful option states increasingly use to solve mobility issues and address barriers to work that impact military and civilian families and their communities.

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.

Find the latest news, analysis and content from The Council of State Governments on its State Talk blog. Explore information on public policy impacting the states, federal funding, the American Rescue Plan, COVID-19 and more along with the latest research, publications and information from CSG, its regional offices, its affiliated organizations and partners.

If you’re a newly elected or appointed member of any branch of state government, we welcome you as a new member of The Council of State Governments! CSG is America’s largest organization of state officials and the nation’s only nonpartisan, nonprofit organization serving all three branches of state government. See how we can work for you!

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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.