July 2020 | Issue 1
Member Updates
In Remembrance
The CSG West family extends our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Hawaii Senator Breene Harimoto. A dedicated public servant, his efforts on behalf of his district and state will be missed by many.
CSG West Vice Chair Applications Open
Through collective leadership, the CSG West Officers lead the organization's efforts to support regional collaboration, information sharing, and efforts of legislative institutions throughout the region. Interested in applying your skills to this role? Be sure to submit your application by the July 15 deadline!
Regional Updates
Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA
Signed by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, The Americans with Disabilities Act was the culmination of decades of advocacy efforts. Offering protection from employer discrimination and greater access to public accommodations, this legislation is seen as significant progress towards ensuring the blessings of liberty. Click below to learn more about the ADA and our plans to help celebrate the 30-year anniversary.
Big 7 Release: State and Local Coalition Comes Together to Appeal for Federal Aid as Fiscal Year Ends
As a new fiscal year begins for most state and local governments, a coalition of state and local organizations, business groups, labor unions and others made a unified appeal to the U.S. Senate to immediately act on aid for state and local governments as public services and jobs are threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click below to read the full letter.
Western Governors approve policy resolutions on Broadband Connectivity, Rural Development, and Western Agriculture
On a semi-annual basis, Western Governors enact new policy resolutions, as well as amending existing resolutions. Recently, three resolutions were formally approved addressing key regional topics - broadband connectivity, rural development, and agriculture. Click below to read more about the resolutions.
Member Resources
COVID-19 State Resources
Be sure to check out the CSG COVID-19 resource site for updated information on initiatives and resources related to state responses to the pandem ic.
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