Published: 8/13/2022 3:01:22 PM
Modified: 8/13/2022 2:57:56 PM
For the first time in 20 years, New Hampshire will be hosting the Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference.
While most people are likely unfamiliar with the Council of State Governments (CSG), the organization’s been convening conferences for more than 85 years, to help state lawmakers from across the country prepare for the future.
“If the states are laboratories of democracy, then CSG is the incubator for many of the ideas that move our states and nation forward,” the group highlights.
Longtime state Sen. Lou D’Allesandro tells the Monitor that the mission of this year’s eastern regional conference, which will be held Sunday through Wednesday (Aug. 14-17) at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Manchester, is to “get legislators together so we can all interact, interface, and create some relationships for the future.”
D’Allesandro was national CSG chair in 2019 and the longtime Democratic state senator from Manchester and veteran Republican state Sen. Sharon Carson of Londonderry are this year’s co-chairs of the CSG Eastern Region.
Lawmakers from the New England states, New York, New Jersey, a handful of the mid-Atlantic states and some of the northeastern Canadian provinces will be taking part in the conference.
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