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2023 Policy Masterclasses

Do you want to stay connected on the issues facing our region? If so, then you don't want to miss our 2023 Policy Masterclasses.

Regional Resource

Southern Ports: Gateways to the World

This CSG South Regional Resource reviews the basics of port types and governance models, and provides an overview of maritime trade, illustrating how state policies can influence economic development opportunities in the region.

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Policy Analysis

Is Cash (Still) King?

This CSG South Policy Analysis examines legislative trends regarding cryptocurrencies in the CSG South region. Specifically, it highlights select state and federal efforts to accept, prohibit, or regulate the use of these virtual currencies in the South and beyond.

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Policy Analysis

Walking on Sunshine: Solar Power on Agricultural Lands

Solar power usage is expanding in the United States due to shrinking costs and tax incentives. This CSG South Policy analysis reviews agrivoltaics laws in the United States.

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Policy Analysis

Piecing Together the Pension Puzzle

Given the breadth of pension reform, this CSG South Policy Analysis focuses on examining well-funded, well-performing state retirement systems; comparing  state plans' contribution rates and statutory changes; and assessing member state retirement systems' handling of the "13th Check."

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Applications NOW OPEN for SAGE 2023

Come be a part of the nation's ONLY regionally focused leadership development program for state government staff. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS August 4.

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It's time to apply for the CALS Class of 2023

This is a must-do for any state professional looking to reinforce and refine communication, conflict resolution, consensus building, and critical decision-making. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JULY 26.

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About CSG South

At CSG South, our team is an extension of your office.

We support Southern-state legislative officials and agency staff. We promote and strengthen cooperation and collaboration among our 15 member states. And we serve as the premier public policy forum for Southern state legislatures, facilitating unparalleled opportunities for networking, discussion, and collaboration that lead to bright innovations and strategic solutions.

15 Member States Served
76 Annual Conferences Hosted
500+ Legislative Leaders and Staff Trained
2,000+ Information Requests Completed
150+ Policy Publications
50+ International and Domestic Delegations

The CSG South Member States

CSG South is a nonprofit, nonpartisan member organization that serves the southern legislatures of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Member States

Thomas Alexander

2022 - 2023 Chair Senate President South Carolina

Craig Blair

2022 - 2023 Chair Elect Senate President West Virginia

Greg Treat

Immediate Past Chair Senate President Pro Tempore Oklahoma

We proudly recognize our CSG South Leadership.

Established in 1947, CSG South is a member-driven organization and serves as the premier public policy forum for Southern state legislatures.

Leadership & Staff