2015-2016 State & Federal Relations Committee


The State & Federal Relations Committee provides a forum for Western legislators to discuss issues relating to state and federal affairs. Among other things, the committee engages in policy discussions and exchange of information regarding federal regulatory changes, federal policies affecting states, public lands, state sovereignty, federal mandates and the promotion of strong state-federal partnerships. The Committee will also draw on the expertise and support of CSG’s federal affairs office in Washington, D.C., as well as CSG’s Focus on Federalism Initiative.




Representative Lance Pruitt




Representative Cindy Evans




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2016 Annual Meeting


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2015 Annual Meeting


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Presentation - Andy Karellas, Director Federal Affairs, CSG


Presentation - Lisa Soronen, Executive Director, State and Local Legal Center


Click here to view the summary for the 2015 meeting.



2014 Annual Meeting


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Presentation - Carrie L. Billy, President & CEO, American Indian Higher Education Consortium


Presentation - Brian T. Prescott, Ph.D., Director of Policy Research, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)


Committee Meeting Summaries


August 2, 2013 - 66th Annual CSG West Annual Meeting



Higher Education Policy Briefs


College Completion Rates: Where Does Your State Stand?

Higher Education Tuition and State Funding

Last Chance to Dinish the GED Before New Test


For more information on the State & Federal Relations Committee, please contact CSG West Policy Consultant Rich Lindsey by phone (307)399-7368 or email: rlindsey@wyoming.com