CSG DC

When CSG’s leaders established the office in Washington, D.C., in 1966, they understood the importance of the state’s role in federal decision-making. They knew the federal-state struggles of the previous decades would likely expand into new areas of public policymaking as both sides attempted to master the cyclical nature of federalism. Today, CSG’s presence in our nation’s capital has never been more important. Medicaid expansion, air quality regulations, net neutrality, cybersecurity, transportation funding and public lands—to name just a few—are all critical issues to the states. That is why CSG has made the conscious decision to align its Washington, D.C., activities more closely with the national policy and research team.

School districts across the country are having problems implementing a 2010 law that changed the guidelines for school breakfasts and lunches because of the rise in food prices, among other factors, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 aims to help reduce the level of childhood obesity in the United States and encourage healthier eating habits for young people. The law required school breakfasts and lunches to include more fruit, vegetables and whole grains...

The federal government will have 50 good examples of how to make its information more transparent, as it tries to meet requirements of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or DATA Act, which was passed by the U.S. Senate April 10.

Every state maintains a website that has at least “checkbook level” transparency for government spending as of last year. A recent report ...

The Georgia House of Representatives on March 27 passed House Bill 60—what is coming to be known as the “guns everywhere” bill. The new legislation allows people to carry guns in bars, schools, restaurants, and airports. It also allows people to carry guns in churches, as long as church leadership allows it. The bill does not allow guns in a few select places, primarily college campuses and state office buildings. The bill also allows for felons to claim...

Kamanzi Kalisa, a former director of Georgia’s Help America Vote Act, will lead The Council of State Governments’ Overseas Voting Initiative, an effort to improve the election administration of members of the military and other U.S. citizens living abroad.

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