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Strengthening the Role of Legislative Oversight
November 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Presented by CSG West Legislative Oversight Working Group
State legislatures have a constitutional role to hold state government accountable through legislative oversight. In this role, they are responsible for ensuring tax dollars are spent wisely and programs are achieving intended goals, and for monitoring agencies as laws are implemented. Equally important to the passing of legislation, oversight provides a critical safeguard to the checks and balances in our democratic system of governance. Highlighting the importance of this work, this session will provide a brief overview of legislative oversight, tips and tools to establish effective oversight processes, and perspectives from policymakers.
Assemblymember Ken Cooley, California State Assembly, Co-Chair, CSG West Legislative Oversight Working Group
Jim Townsend, Director, Levin Center at Wayne State University School of Law
Ben Eikey, Manager, State Training and Communications, Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School
Elise Bean, Director, Washington Office, Levin Center at Wayne State University School of Law
Assemblymember Dan Quart, New York State Assembly, Chair, Commission on Administrative Regulations Review
Senator Sarah Elfreth, Maryland State Senate, Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive & Legislative Review
Senator Dan Johnson, Idaho State Senate