Groups Report

February 2015 Highlights

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Suggested State Legislation (SSL) program Announcement
Stateside Contact: Heather Williams at

CSG has established a working group to examine its Suggested State Legislation (SSL) program.
The working group will evaluate all aspects of the SSL program including ways to best leverage SSL’s utility, enhance inclusivity of all three branches of state government, better serve the needs of CSG’s regions and special units while avoiding challenges to the program’s integrity.

Members of the working group will include CSG Leadership; current and past members of the SSL Committee; a state legislator not currently involved with the committee; a non-voting advisor from an external public organization with a similar mission/scope to the SSL Committee; and, two private-sector participants. Stateside Associates has been invited to participate as one of two private-sector appointees.

The working group will convene during the first half of the year and submit recommendations to CSG’s Leadership Council for approval during the CSG Leadership Forum, which will take place June 19-21 in Washington, D.C. If adopted, the recommendations will go into effect during the CSG National Conference, which takes place December 10-13 in Nashville, Tennessee.


DGA Events During NGA | February 20-22
Washington, D.C.
Stateside Contact: Mark Anderson at

DGA will hold Roundtable Policy Discussions February 20 concomitantly with the NGA Winter Meeting. The Chair’s Dinner will also be the evening of February 20.

DGA’s annual Taste of America Gala will take place February 21.
The final event, DGA’s Senior Staff Reception, will take place February 22.

The following governors are expected to be attend:

  • Montana Governor and DGA Chair Steve Bullock
  • New Hampshire Governor and DGA Vice Chair Maggie Hassan
  • Connecticut Governor and DGA Chair-Elect Dannel Malloy
  • California Governor Jerry Brown
  • Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla
  • Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
  • Hawaii Governor David Ige
  • Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe


Winter Meeting |February 20-22
Washington, D.C.
Stateside Contact: Steve Arthur at

RGA will hold several social events surrounding the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter meeting February 20-22 in Washington, DC. This will include their annual America’s Majority Celebration Reception on February 20.


Associate Members Winter Meeting | February 23
Washington, D.C.
Stateside Contact: Mark Anderson at

The annual Associate Members Winter Meeting will have timely sessions on energy and related issues. Speakers will address regulatory actions impacting industry and the states. SSEB is still finalizing the agenda.

More information will become available at: