Facilitating the exchange of information, disseminating research and providing opportunities for lawmakers to discuss and advocate policy issues of relevance to western states are key components of CSG-WEST. Through regional policy committees and policy forums, as well as access to CSG’s national policy and research team, legislators have unique policy session opportunities and information aimed at assisting them make informed decisions.
The work of CSG-WEST policy committees reflects the substantive issues facing Western legislatures. CSG-WEST policy committees offer opportunities for legislators to learn from the experiences and expertise of other states as well as hear from nationally recognized experts in particular subject matters. Policy committees can recommend resolutions and policy positions for the consideration of the CSG-WEST Executive Committee.
Pursuant to the CSG-WEST Rules, the Executive Committee may adopt resolutions or policy positions expressing the sense of the organization, as well as actions providing direction to the staff. Generally, the Executive Committee considers resolutions passed by the CSG-WEST policy committees and/or programs.
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