Upcoming Events
Please Register & Book Lodging this Week!

*June 16 is the cut-off for early-bird registration and hotel availability at the group rate.
Be sure to secure your seat at the CSG West 75th Annual Meeting in Boise, Idaho, July 19-21 before the registration fees increase. Once you register for the meeting, you'll want to make your hotel reservations quickly, as June 16 is also the deadline for availability at the group rate discount. 
Save the Date: June 14 Legislative Exchange on Cybersecurity
Building a robust cybersecurity strategy and support system across state, local, tribal, territorial (SLTTs) governments is a tall order. In this special event we will feature four states with unique approaches to creating a Whole of State cybersecurity program. Specifically, we will focus on how legislative leaders can support the effective implementation to ensure a stronger cybersecurity environment for the residents, local businesses, and governments that you represent.

We invite you to attend Make your Cybersecurity Program Great: Practical Examples of Whole of State Approaches from Four States Across the US, a virtual legislative exchange, on June 14 at 12:00 pm Pacific. Please click below to register. 
Recent Events
California Assemblymember Jose Medina, BLC Chair and Idaho Representative Clark Kauffman, CSG West Chair welcome members at reception
Border Legislative Conference Reconvened to Address Key Issues Facing the U.S. – Mexico Border Region
After a two-year delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Border Legislative Conference (BLC) reconvened April 28 - 30 in Riverside, California, under the leadership of California Assemblymember Jose Medina. U.S. and Mexico lawmakers gathered to strengthen binational cooperation around shared challenges along the border region.
Click below for a full recap of topics and ideas exchanged at this year’s conference.
Health & Public Safety
HHS Announces Grant Funding Opportunities to Support State and Tribal Opioid Response
With an estimated 105,000 overdose deaths during the 12 month period that ended in October 2021, the highest number recorded in a such a period, strategies to address opioid addiction and other substance use disorders are more critical than ever.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a State Opioid Response (SOR) grant funding opportunity that will provide nearly $1.5 billion to states and territories to help address this epidemic. Along with the recently announced Tribal Opioid Response grant funding opportunity, the SOR program is part of the HHS Overdose Prevention Strategy released last October. Click below for more details about each grant.
Supreme Court
State and Local Legal Center Announces Upcoming Webinars on U.S. Supreme Court Term
Our partners at the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) are an outstanding resource for Supreme Court news & analysis. On July 14 at 2:00 pm ET, the SLLC is holding its annual Supreme Court Review webinar. Join Dan Bromberg, who wrote the SLLC amicus brief in Shurtleff v. Boston, Roman Martinez, who argued Vega v. Tekoh, and Luke McCloud, who argued Concepcion v. United States, in a discussion with Lisa Soronen of the SLLC about the most interesting and important cases for states and local governments decided this term. This webinar will be co-hosted by the National Association of Counties.
On July 19 at 12:30pm ET, join appellate advocates and state Solicitors General on for a conversation about the term’s cases and the impact that those cases could have on states and environmental law. This program will be co-hosted by the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center.
Both webinars are free and open to lawyers and non-lawyers alike. To register, please access the links below.
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