CSG West produces several resource publications.  These include the Western States Legislative  Directory, the Western Legislative Academy   Newsletter, Border Legislative Conference Directory of State Officials, Year in Review and periodic issue-specific publications. Please choose from the menu on the left to view our publications as pdf files.


Through our National CSG offices, Western lawmakers and staff can keep up-to-date on the issues through a variety of publications such as the Book of the States and the Capitol Ideas  magazine.  The Book of the States, published since 1935, is a reference tool of choice and includes comparative information on issues from highway miles to state government employment and everything in-between. Capitol Ideas provides analyses of current issues and a look inside current trends. Its sister publication—Capitol Ideas e-newsletter—provides an in-depth look at how current events will affect state governments. State Directories published by CSG includes the names and contact information for key state government officials.


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The CSG West Biennium Report provides an overview of our key forums and efforts, including annual meetings, policy committees, legislative training opportunities, international exchanges and research resources available. It also identifies some of the key leaders and stakeholders that contributed to the ongoing success of CSG West.





The CSG West Services Profile is the organization's brochure. This annual publication gives an overview of programs, leadership, initiatives, upcoming events, stafffing assignments, and other regional office information.




Capitol Ideas Magazine: May/June 2017


  • How Safe Are Our Bridges?
  • A New Recipe for Economic Development
  • How Four States Found Funds to Build
  • Millenials Trade Cars for Metro Cards