Book of the States

The Council of State Governments continues a long tradition of “sharing capitol ideas” with the publication of the 2018 edition of The Book of the States. Since 1933, CSG has served as a resource for state leaders and a catalyst for innovation and excellence in state governance. The Book of the States has been the reference tool of choice since 1935, providing relevant, accurate and timely information, answers and comparisons for all 56 states, commonwealths and territories of the United States.  

The 2018 volume includes 186 in-depth tables, figures and infographics illustrating how state government operates.Staff members mined more than 500 sources to obtain the information shared in The Book of the States

  The 2017 edition of The Book of the States is now available! 

 Archive: 1935-2012

Chapter 5 of the 2014 Book of the States contains the following articles and tables:

Chapter 3 of the 2014 Book of the States contains the following articles and tables:

Chapter 2 of the 2014 Book of the States contains the following articles and tables:

Chapter 1 of the 2014 Book of the States contains the following articles and tables:

This article reviews developments in interstate relations pertaining to uniform state laws, interstate compacts and administrative agreements, civil unions and same-sex marriage, and other pertinent interstate legal matters since 2011.

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