CSG Policy Academies

(open to all registered conference attendees)
Growing Green: Marijuana Policy in the States
Wedneday, December 4th, 2019
201 – Level 2
More than half of the states have legalized marijuana for recreational or medicinal use. That’s a massive shift in public policy from just a decade ago. With this shift comes a slew of legislative, regulatory and fiscal questions for state policymakers to tackle. This policy academy will provide an overview of the landscape for state regulations, economic development and job creation, and increased tax revenues as well as the impacts on state budgets.
The Energy Landscape
Wedneday, December 4th, 2019
208 A/B – Level 2
In partnership with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), this policy academy will explore the myriad of public policy energy challenges and opportunities facing the states. This policy academy will provide legislators and commissioners a better understanding of their respective roles and how their decisions and rules impact the other as they seek to best serve in their capacities.
Privacy and Cybersecurity
Wedneday, December 4th, 2019
202 A/B – Level 2
State governments handle billions of pieces of personal data every day; securing that information is both increasingly important and difficult. Security breaches can result from something as simple as a lost laptop or as complex as a sophisticated, intentional attack from cybercriminals. Cyberattacks can lead to personal identity theft and create major disruptions in the ability of states to deliver crucial services to residents. While cybersecurity is an issue of increasing importance, states are often unprepared. This policy academy will explore state solutions to cybersecurity and privacy concerns.