The Council of State Governments - WEST


January 8, 2013

Annual Meeting
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July 30 - August 2, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Welcome from 2013 Chair Senator Kelvin Atkinson



Welcome to the New Year. As 2013 Chair of CSG-WEST, I look forward to working with legislators, legislative staff and other stakeholders in the West to stimulate dialogue and identify solutions to address opportunities and challenges in our shared region.  I also invite you to attend the 66th CSG-WEST Annual Meeting that will convene in July 30 - August 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The meeting will provide a great platform for regional cooperation and the sharing of capitol ideas.

Thank you for being a part of our organization and please let us know if we can be of any assistance.





Senator Kelvin Atkinson (NV)


2012-13 CSG-WEST Leadership
(From Left to Right) 
Kelvin Atkinson (NV)
House Speaker Pro Tem 
Rosie Berger (WY)
Immediate Past Chair
Nancy Todd (CO)
Craig Johnson (AK)
CSG-WEST Policy Committees

Every year CSG-WEST members participate in a variety of policy committees focusing on important issues facing the West. This year we will be convening the following committees and task forces:

For more information about our policy committees please click here or contact the assigned staff member listed above.

Upcoming Webinar

Beyond the Cliff: State Budgets and the New Congress

Wednesday, Jan 9, 3 p.m. EST 

While Congress continued tax cuts for a majority of Americans with its fiscal cliff deal, tax and entitlement reform will likely dominate the 113th Congress. Will federal efforts to reduce tax expenditures impact deductions and exemptions for state taxes and bond interest? Will the push to address America's health cost crisis shift new Medicaid expenses to states? This webinar will discuss how the impending debates in the new Congress may affect every state's bottom line.


The mission of CSG-WEST is to facilitate regional, nonpartisan cooperation and exchange of information, and to strengthen legislative institutions among our 13 member states. These services are achieved through a variety of programs and services offered to legislators and their staff, including the convening of policy forums, professional development training, international relations opportunities, publications and institutional links with other political entities in the West.

CSG-WEST serves the Western legislatures of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Associate members include the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia and the Pacific islands of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam.