Strengthening the Role of Legislative Oversight
Organizer: Council on State Governments
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.