BOS Archive

CSG is pleased to announce that the entire archive of The Book of the States dating back to 1935 is now available online in its entirety.  As the introduction to the 1937 volume explains, "The Council of State Governments hopes that you will enjoy it; the Council knows that it can be useful to you."
 

Since 1933, The Council of State Governments has served as a resource for state leaders and a catalyst for innovation and excellence in state governance.  Just two years after its founding, CSG published the first volume of The Book of the StatesFor 78 years, The Book of the States has remained a reference tool of choice, providing relevant, accurate and timely information about the states and territories.  

For its first 65 years, The Book of the States was published on a biennial basis.  In 2002, CSG began publishing the book annually to better capture the pace of change and policy enactments of state governments.  In 2010, CSG took this format shift to the next evolutionary level by making the entire book available online in an electronic format through the organization's Knowledge Center.  Volumes from 2010 to the present can be found at www.csg.org/bookofthestates
 

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