Council of State GovernmentsThe Council of State Governments (CSG) is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization in the United States that serves all three branches of state government. Founded in 1933 by Colorado state Sen. Henry W. Toll, CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy.
The CSG National Headquarters is located in Lexington, Kentucky, but the council also operates regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, New York City and Sacramento, California. CSG maintains an office in Washington, D.C. that monitors federal government activities and their impact on state issues and programs.
As a national organization with a regional focus, The Council of State Governments is committed to providing its members with unique opportunities for personal and professional growth at the regional and national levels. Leadership development opportunities with CSG include the annual Henry Toll Fellowship Program, which brings together some of the nation's top officials from all three branches of government for an intensive program designed to stimulate personal assessment and growth while providing networking and relationship-building opportunities. Leadership development programs offered in each of the CSG regions—East, Midwest, South and West—are designed to equip talented state policymakers with the skills and strategies to meet the challenges they face in their states and regions.
Other CSG services include policy academies, research briefs, webinars and [http://www.csg.org/events/default.aspx annual conferences and meetings] at the national and regional levels.
The CSG Justice Center, which is based in New York City and has offices across the country, provides practical, nonpartisan advice and consensus-driven strategies—informed by available evidence—to increase public safety and strengthen communities.
CSG national leadership includes a governor, who serves as the national president, and a member of a state legislature, who serves as national chair. CSG regions are chaired by state legislators.
CSG membership includes 56 U.S. states and territories; six Canadian provinces also partner with the council. Annual dues are paid by each state and territory to support the council's operations. In addition, revenue is derived from publication sales, registration fees, corporate grants and contributions, and investment income.
The CSG is considered part of the 'Big Seven', a group of organisations that represent local and state government in the United States. Provided by Wikipedia
The forty-eight State school systems : [a study of the organization, administration, and financing of public elementary and secondary education /
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Higher education in the forty-eight States. : [A study of the organization and financing of State programs of higher education] /
Published 1952“...Council of State Governments....”
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