Midwestern Legislative Conference

A principal objective of CSG Midwest is to support the efforts of the Midwestern Legislative Conference. The MLC is a nonpartisan association of all legislators representing 11 states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin) and the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario are MLC affiliate members.

The purpose of the MLC is to foster cooperation among the region’s policymakers through the consideration of common problems, the exchange of information and ideas, the sharing of knowledge, and the pursuit of collaborative efforts to improve state government.

The MLC is governed by an Executive Committee of legislators from the Midwest, as well as four committee officers.


MLC Leadership

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Senator Bill Reineke
Ohio, Chair, MLC
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Minister Dustin Duncan
Saskatchewan, First Vice Chair, MLC
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Senator Mary Kunesh
Minnesota, 2nd Vice Chair, MLC
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Senator Roger Victory
Michigan, Immediate Past Chair, MLC

MLC Annual Meeting

The MLC Annual Meeting — the only event designed by, and for, state and provincial legislators from the Midwest — features a mix of renowned speakers, professional development workshops and policy sessions on issues of critical importance to this region.

Learn more about this year’s MLC Annual Meeting

MLC Policy Committees

The MLC supports six standing policy committees that provide a forum for Midwestern state and provincial lawmakers to work together, share information and exchange ideas on issues of importance to this region. The MLC supports the following interstate policy committees:

In addition to these policy committees, the MLC has a BILLD Steering Committee, which provides guidance to the premier leadership development program for state and provincial legislators in the Midwest.

Legislators take part in a BILLD session.


The Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) is the only leadership training program designed exclusively for Midwestern legislators. BILLD helps newer legislators develop the skills necessary to become effective leaders, informed decision-makers, and astute policy analysts.


Learn more about BILLD

Under the Dome

Under the Dome delivers customized training to lawmakers inside their state capitols or virtually, including briefings covering important policy areas and workshops focused on professional development and consensus building.


Learn more about Under the Dome