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After each major election year, thousands of new state lawmakers — maybe you among them — are faced with a job they’ve never done before. CSG University is designed to help new policymakers jumpstart their time in legislative service and find success in their new roles. View the latest sessions and register for the next CSG University in May 2021.

The Made in America Tax Plan recently proposed by the Biden administration is intended to increase investment in infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy and the care economy. Learn more about corporate tax reforms, incentives for research and development, investments in the IRS and more included in this plan and what these things mean for the states.

Two CSG member-driven national task forces worked in the areas of health and the future of work to provide states with more than 80 recommendations to improve public policy in these areas. Discover the full reports as well as checklists of suggested state strategies.

Accessible Telework: Strategies for Developing Inclusive State Agency Programs

Telework has increased substantially as a result of COVID-19. About half of all employed Americans now work from home, including 35% of workers who switched to remote work during the pandemic. In response, many employers — including state government departments and agencies — are developing or revising their telework.

Update: State Actions on Remote Legislative Participation

The Council of State Governments is tracking remote participation in the legislature in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Most states continue to prefer to at least allow participation by tele-means such as telephone or teleconference. Only eight states are currently not using any form of remote participation.

CSG Announces National Task Force Findings

CSG National Task Forces release two-year findings and state policy recommendations Two CSG member-driven national task forces release recommendations and innovative public policy solutions paired with state examples and opportunities for state elected and appointed officials to use as they work to improve health and workforce outcomes across 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.

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.

On June 19, 1865, soldiers from the Union Army arrived in Texas and alerted the African Americans there that President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation more than two years prior. In response, the former slaves celebrated. Often referred to as Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is on June 19 and commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. 

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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.