The CSG West officers recently gathered in Sacramento, California, to identify policy committees for the 2023-2024 biennium and establish priorities to best serve Western state legislatures. Joining CSG West staff were Idaho Representative Clark Kauffman (Chair), California Assemblymember Mike Gipson (Chair-Elect), Oregon Senator Bill Hansell (Vice Chair), and incoming vice chair, Wyoming Representative Mike Yin.
Emerging from their discussions, the Housing Committee will be a new addition in 2023-2024, as issues around housing availability and affordability are a growing concern throughout the region. The list of policy committees and working groups established for the new biennium includes:
- Agriculture & Water
- Canada Relations
- Energy & Environment
- Legislative Oversight Working Group
- Public Safety
Stay tuned for forthcoming announcements of committee co-chair selections and member appointments.