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.

MLC Leadership

South Dakota Senator Gary Cammack
Senator Gary Cammack
South Dakota, Chair, MLC
Kansas Senator Carolyn McGinn.
Senator Carolyn McGinn
Kansas, First Vice Chair, MLC
Photo of Senator John Bizon
Senator John Bizon
Michigan, Second Vice Chair, MLC
Ken Horn
Senator Ken Horn
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

Policy Committees

The MLC supports seven 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.

BILLD

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.

 

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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.

 

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