Agriculture and Rural Development

CSG East’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee grew out of the Northeast States Association for Agricultural Stewardship (NSAAS), which was created in 1999 to provide a unified voice for northeast agriculture in the development of the 2002 Farm Bill. Committee members promote the importance of agriculture in the Northeast and to the U.S.…

Canada – U.S. Relations

The Canada-U.S. Relations Committee promotes dialogue, information sharing, and collaboration among state and provincial elected officials, as well as federal counterparts, to enhance cooperation on a variety of binational issues of mutual concern, including, but not limited to, agriculture, border crossings and border management, economic competitiveness, energy, health, security, trade, and transportation. The…


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Council on Communities of Color

The Council on Communities of Color (CCC) is CSG’s only self-identified member committee that provides a forum for state decision-makers to examine the unique challenges facing communities of color. Based in CSG’s eastern region, the CCC explores a wide range of issues intended to promote improved, sustainable policy outcomes that enhance the quality…

Criminal Justice

The Council of State Governments Justice Center works with officials from all 50 states to help achieve its goals of breaking the cycle of incarceration; advancing health, opportunity and equity for people impacted by crime and the justice system; and helping leaders understand and expand what works to improve public safety. The CSG…


Education

The Education Committee works with state officials from the 18 ERC member jurisdictions to provide a policy forum, a vehicle for sharing best practices, and structure for advocacy on education issues affecting the region. The committee comprises education leaders from legislatures in each ERC member jurisdiction. The committee shares emerging solutions from state…

Energy and Environment

Energy and Environment Committee The Energy and Environment Program works with state officials from ERC’s 18 member jurisdictions to provide research, analysis, and share best practices on innovative policies to help states meet their energy and climate goals.

Fiscal

The CSG East Budget and Tax Chairs Committee was created to provide an opportunity for elected officials and staff who play a key role in the budget writing process to share ideas and concerns on issues affecting the development of state budgets.

Health Policy

The Health Policy Committee works with policymakers from all ERC states, territories, and provinces to identify common health goals, find realistic solutions, and assist policymakers to implement innovations that improve the health of the region. The committee’s membership represents both legislative and executive branches from diverse agencies including health, social services, and insurance.…

International Trade

Eastern Trade Council The Eastern Trade Council (ETC) was formed in 1999 to facilitate cooperation among the ten northeastern states in export development. While every state offers a variety of export assistance programs to help companies enter or expand into overseas markets, there are opportunities for states to work together and achieve economies…

Military and Veterans Affairs

The Military and Veterans Affairs Committee provides policymakers with a forum to share and discuss issue-based solutions uniquely related to military members, veterans, and their families. The committee also serves as a vehicle to build regional consensus that fortifies the ongoing cooperative federal–state relationship designed to improve the overall health and well-being of…

Northeast High-Level Radioactive Waste Transportation

The Northeast High-Level Radioactive Waste Transportation Project works with state officials from CSG East’s member states to facilitate communication with the federal government about planning national nuclear waste shipment campaigns that operate within the region. The project, funded through cooperative agreement grants from the U.S. Department of Energy, staffs the Northeast High-Level Radioactive…

Territorial Relations

The Committee on Territorial Relations offers policymakers a greater understanding of territorial government structure and governance by serving as a conduit to address opportunities in trade, economic development, and various social issues that impact the United States territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The committee provides policymakers with an opportunity for…

Transportation

The Transportation Policy Committee serves as a forum for state and provincial elected officials, their federal counterparts, as well as policy makers from state transportation departments, authorities, and industry stakeholders, to share information, explore solutions, and advocate for transportation funding and financing policies and innovative technological solutions that will maintain and enhance the…