April 2020 | Issue 3
Policy Updates
A Review of Online Education
The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has had major impacts on our lifestyles and nowhere is that more evident than the implementation of remote learning. Much has already been written concerning the challenges and best practices revealing key factors to be aware of regarding remote teaching.   To learn more, click below!
Payment Protection Program Updates
For business owners unable to secure Payment Protection Program (PPP) funding from the initial relief package, the opening of a second round of funding on Monday, April 27 brought good news. An additional $310 billion was authorized by Congress along with a recommendation to apply quickly based on the distribution of previous funds.   To learn more, click below!
Member Resources
U.S. Supreme Court Updates
The U.S. Supreme Court has recently ruled on several cases with potential to impact the western region. Issues related to the state's ability to copyright materials, require unanimous jury verdicts for serious crimes, restrictions on the use of licensed firearms, and the ability of landowners on superfund sites to seek additional remedies beyond the EPA are just a few. Below are links to overviews of the rulings in each of these cases provided by the State & Local Legal Center (SLLC).
Member Updates
Application Deadline Extended
In response to recent events, the application deadline for the 2020 Western Legislative Academy Class   has been extended to May 18.  We hope this will provide additional time for those interested in applying to do so. To learn more about the program and how to apply, click below!
Please Note: With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), CSG West is closely monitoring the evolving situation and adhering to the guidance of the CDC, state, and local health authorities to ensure the protection of our members and partners. As this situation evolves, we will keep you posted on any developments that may affect our programming. Please visit us online or reach out to csgw@csg.org with questions.
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