Policy Resolution 2024-01, Strengthening the State-Federal Relationship

Improving state-federal communication and coordination is among the Western Governors’ highest priorities.  In the absence of a Constitutional delegation of authority to the federal government, state authority should be presumed sovereign.  Each executive department and agency should have a clear and accountable process to provide states with early, meaningful, and substantive input in the development of federal regulatory policies.  Where authority has been delegated by the federal government to the states, states should be granted the maximum administrative discretion possible and should be treated as partners and co-regulators. Read, download the resolution

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