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States and Health Insurance
A free webinar on Friday, April 24, will include national experts looking at state options for health insurance in 2015.
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Taxing Pensions
An updated report from NCSL looks at state personal income taxes on pensions and retirement income for tax year 2014.
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Register Now!
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions
More than 70 bills have been introduced in 28 states responding to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed regulations for greenhouse gas emissions from future and existing power plants.
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State Legislatures Magazine | April Issue
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The Policy Side of Elections Technology
National experts address legislators' questions on the latest trends in state-of-the-art tools for voting and managing elections.
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Searchable Database Training
Join us Tuesday, April 21, for the next 50-state bill information service training to learn more about the legislative resources available.
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Injury and Violence Prevention
NCSL has a range of resources related to state actions to prevent injury and violence.

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As a legislator or legislative staffer, you are a member of NCSL. In this video, Republican and Democratic state lawmakers invite their fellow legislators to become involved with the National Conference of State Legislatures.





People at a meeting We  connect you to the best and brightest experts in every issue area critical to the states.

Through NCSL meetings, webinars and professional training opportunities, you’ll connect with legislators and staff with your same interests and concerns. Visit our Meetings and Training page and find out what’s coming up next.




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We fight to ensure the states are free of unfunded mandates and pre-emption of state laws and that they maintain their authority and independence. Find out the issues NCSL is engaging in now and the role you play.





You'll be inspired, fired-up by inventive ideas, bold solutions and new connections at NCSL's 2015 Legislative Summit Aug. 3-6 in Seattle. Take a deep dive into critical issues and come up with a roadmap to results. New, interactive sessions are crafted to be engaging, relevant and memorable. They'll give you the tools you need to put your ideas into action.

This video from Visit Seattle will give you a preview of our host city.


  • New Initiative Aims to Improve Value of Health System

    Increasingly policymakers are asking the question, “What are we paying for with our state’s health care dollars?” Unfortunately, the answer often is, “Not the health system we want.”

  • State-Friendly Education Bill Hits Committee Mark-Up

    The Senate HELP Committee bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), moves forward this week with Tuesday’s mark-up of a bipartisan bill that represents intense negotiations between Chairman Senator Lamar Alexander (Tennessee) and Ranking Member Senator Patty Murray (Washington)—and in several key respects resembles the NCSL-NGA reauthorization plan that was released in February.

  • Lawmakers Focus on Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury

    Tragic stories of high school athletes sustaining serious and sometimes fatal injuries have been a key factor in all 50 states and the District of Columbia passing laws addressing traumatic brain injury in the past five years.

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