February 8, 2018
Regional Roundup
2018 Annual Meeting
Early bird registration rates are currently available for the 2018 CSG West Annual Meeting to be held in Snowbird, Utah on September 11-15, 2018. Information about hotel accommodations is also available. See you there! 


States and local governments anxiously await the Supreme Court's decision in  South Dakota v. Wayfair . In this case the Court may allow states and local governments to require retailers with no in-state physical presence to collect sales tax. Since last fall the Court has also agreed to rule on the third travel ban, another partisan gerrymandering case, and a number of First Amendment free speech cases. And the Court has already decided two cases where the District of Columbia was a party. 

Discuss these and other cases of interest to states and local governments with Loren L. AliKhan, Acting Solicitor General of the District of Columbia, who argued one of the cases involving D.C., Charles Rothfield, Mayer Brown, who wrote the SLLC amicus brief in one of the free speech cases, and Kenneth Jost, author of Supreme Court Yearbook and Jost on Justice in this upcoming webinar. 

Date: March 15, 2018
Time: 1pm EST
State Visit
New Mexico
On January 23-25 CSG West staff members Martha Castaneda and Rich Lindsey visited the New Mexico State Capitol as part of the 2018 CSG West annual legislative visits. The session began on January 16 and is scheduled to conclude February 15. During the visit, CSG West staff met with legislative leaders and members to share information on the 2018 programs and services offered to members. Additionally, a breakfast was hosted for the alumni of the Western Legislative Academy (WLA) offering an additional chance for members and staff to visit. 

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