Oct 17, 2019
Regional Roundup
ANNOUNCING NEW VICE CHAIR OF BORDER LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE

Congratulations to California Assemblymember Jose Medina on being elected Vice Chair of the Border Legislative Conference (BLC). During this year's gathering in Mexico City, members voted to confirm him to this leadership role at an important time in the U.S. - Mexico relationship. In January, Assemblymember Medina will rotate to the role of BLC Chair and will host the 2020 conference in California. Throughout the planning process, he will work with BLC members and CSG West staff to develop a meeting agenda focused on the unique issues along the U.S.-Mexico border region.

 
Committee Update
EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Working to identify solutions to key challenges related to education policy can prove to be a daunting task. With such an array of needs, the conversation topics can seem endless. As our committee leadership works to continue conversations with members, a few key issues have begun to present themselves as particularly salient to the western region. For additional information, please click below.

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Regional Updates
CSG JOINS LETTER TO EPA ADDRESSING REGULATIONS ON WATER QUALITY CERTIFICATION  
CSG and CSG West joined regional and national associations in a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing concerns about proposed regulations on water quality certification - Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. In particular, the letter voices concern about the substantial effects the proposed rule would have to states' authority and autonomy to manage and protect their water resources. Also addressed in the letter is the agency's decision not to extend the deadline for public comments. To review the complete letter, please click on the link below.

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N ET NEUTRALITY RULING UPDATE
Lisa Soronen, Executive Director of the State & Local Legal Center, recently shared her insights into the legal challenges playing out between states and the Federal Communications Commission regarding net neutrality. Please click below to read her overview on recent events .



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