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75th CSG West Annual Meeting

July 19-22 2022 Boise, ID

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Image for CSG West Chair-Elect Gipson Convenes “It Takes a Village” Gun & Gang Violence Conference

CSG West Chair-Elect Gipson Convenes “It Takes a Village” Gun & Gang Violence Conference

On April 8-9, in response to recent shootings in his district, Assemblymember Mike Gipson, CSG West chair-elect,…

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Mental Health Awareness Month:  Recognizing Efforts to Meet Growing Challenges

As research depicts increasing challenges surrounding mental health, CSG West recognizes the timeliness of Mental Health Awareness Month.

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SLLC Files Supreme Court Brief in Waters of the United States Case

In Sackett v. EPA the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the proper test for determining when wetlands…

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Western states enhance efforts to locate missing indigenous women and persons

The Washington State Legislature recently passed House Bill 1725, establishing a statewide alert system to locate and identify…

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Supreme Court Allows Clean Water Act Rule to Stay in Effect

In Louisiana v. American Rivers, the U.S. Supreme Court has prevented a California district court decision from…

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Image for Western States Take Aim at Early Literacy During 2022 Legislative Sessions

Western States Take Aim at Early Literacy During 2022 Legislative Sessions

The phrase “science of reading” denotes a large body of rigorously conducted research about how children learn to…

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On the Road with CSG West: Alaska

On March 7th CSG West director Edgar Ruiz and staffer Jackie Tinetti touched down in Alaska’s capitol city…

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Image for Bureau of Reclamation Announces Funding Opportunity for Drought Resiliency

Bureau of Reclamation Announces Funding Opportunity for Drought Resiliency

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation recently announced a funding opportunity for WaterSMART Drought…

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Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Constitutionality of California’s Pork Standards

In National Pork Producers Council v. Ross the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether California can prevent…

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Supreme Court Holds Censures Don’t Violate the First Amendment

In a unanimous opinion in Houston Community College v. Wilson, the U.S. Supreme Court held that when…

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On the Road with CSG West:  Idaho State Visit

CSG West staff recently convened a state visit to Boise, Idaho, where they met with legislators and legislative…

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Image for Binational Dialogue Addresses Water Quality Projects Along California – Mexico Border

Binational Dialogue Addresses Water Quality Projects Along California – Mexico Border

On March 2nd the California Assembly Select Committee on California-Mexico Bi-National Affairs, chaired by…

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Colorado River Commissioner Mitchell announced that water level at Lake Powell fell below 3250 feet, which is the target elevation identified in the Drought Contingency Plan https://csgwest.org/2022/03/17/commissioner-mitchell-statement-on-lake-powell-elevation-3525/

US EPA & Army Corps of Engineers announced two webinars for state and local officials re: proposed rule to codify pre- 2015 definition of “Waters of the United States.” Below are the dates & reg links:
 
Jan 24, 12-3 pm Eastern: Reg Link
 
Jan 27, 10am -1pm Eastern: Reg Link

NEW PODCAST: Listen in as experts from @PNWER @CSGWEST and @NACoTweets discuss the ongoing work to rebalance the states’ relationship with the federal government with @westgov Executive Director Jim Ogsbury http://ow.ly/YjE250HilFg

Congratulations to Oregon Senator Sara Gelser for being awarded the 2021 Carl Levin Award for Effective Oversight https://levin-center.org/2021/12/06/winner-of-2021-carl-levin-award-for-effective-oversight-announced/

In this issue: Recap of LSA/RD Meeting, New Leadership Announcement & Afghan #Refugee Update – http://ow.ly/wJts50GFJTC #CSGWest

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