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Welcome to CSG

The Council of State Governments supports elected and appointed state officials as they take on their important role in public service. Discover what is scheduled for 2024 and learn more about how you can be involved in the nation’s only nonpartisan, nonprofit organization serving all three branches of state government. 

For 90 years, CSG has served state leaders to advance the common good. In that work, we’ve partnered with innovative leaders from corporations, national trade associations and nonprofit organizations to build partnerships, strengthen relationships, share expertise and help identify solutions for states. Learn how you can partner with CSG on this important work.

Each year, CSG recognizes the dedication of 20 up-and-coming elected and appointed leaders from across the U.S. who exemplify strong leadership and a passion for public service. Learn more about how these leaders are making an impact in their states. 

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.

Take advantage of what CSG has to offer. Find a list of upcoming programs and events for sponsorship opportunities. As well as, more information about the benefits of becoming a member.

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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Redistricting roundup for the 11-state Midwest: A February 2024 update

CSG Midwest tracks the redistricting process and related developments in each of the 11 states of the Midwestern
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State Workforce Trend Mirrors 1970s’ Low Rates

The labor force participation rate is the percentage of the civilian noninstitutionalized population that is either working or actively looking for work. Rather than a new phenomenon, the decline of states’ labor force participation rates is a structural trend dating to the 1970s.
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Empathetic Policing: Mason City Police Department Launches Virtual Reality Training Program to Help Officers Better Understand Behavioral Health Crises

Virtual reality training has been growing in popularity across the country, with law enforcement agencies of all sizes
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