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Strengthening the Role of Legislative Oversight

November 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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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


November 16, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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The Council of State Governments