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Medical Transportation
A new NCSL report offers an overview of state efforts to provide non-emergency medical transportation.
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State Budget Update
NCSL's latest report on budget conditions finds states continuing their modest recovery from the Great Recession.
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Community College
States are pursuing a range of strategies to provide low-cost or no-cost tuition for community colleges and help students begin to earn community college credits while still in high school.
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State Legislatures Magazine | January Issue
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Synthetic Drugs
All states have bans on two common types of synthetic drugs and now some states have enacted new laws regarding marketing and advertising of them.
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Exploiting the Elderly
Twenty-eight states addressed financial exploitation of the elderly and vulnerable adults in the 2014 legislative session, according to a new NCSL report.
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Juvenile Justice Legislation
A new report on 2014 state juvenile justice legislation finds a focus on right to counsel, the age of jurisdiction, life sentences and more.
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We Help You Shine
Check out our new animated video introduction to all the services NCSL offers legislative staffers to help you do your job.
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Election Newsletter
The latest issue of The Canvass checks in with a variety of election experts on their predictions for 2015.
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Immigration Bill
NCSL offers a breakdown on on Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015.

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  • In Memoriam: Utah Speaker Becky Lockhart

    Speaker Becky Lockhart, who passed away Jan. 17, will be remembered as a dedicated and transformative leader. Her work in the legislature and as the first female speaker set precedent in Utah and provided an inspiring path for women and young girls to become involved in public service.

  • Relief at the Pump Opens Door for Gas Tax Hikes

    Many states see the current low gas prices as a prime chance to help alleviate the growing gap between infrastructure needs and declining transportation funding revenue.

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