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National Unemployment
The national unemployment rate in July rose slightly to 6.2 percent. This marks the eighth consecutive month unemployment has been below 7 percent.
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Summit: Policy Directives and Resolutions
Policy directives and resolutions that will be discussed by standing committees and at the business meeting at NCSL's Legislative Summit are now available for review.
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State Legislatures Magazine: June Issue
This month's issue looks at identity thieves targeting children, efforts to train culturally sensitive health care workers, federal waivers for No Child Left Behind and more.
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LegisBriefs
This month's LegisBriefs look at private solutions for senior transportation, electronic cigarettes, IT procurement challenges and district offices in state legislatures.
imgExplore all the innovative sessions at the Legislative Summit.
Explore all the innovative sessions at the Legislative Summit.
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Oil on the Tracks
This NCSL report looks at federal and state actions related to concern over the safety of transporting oil by rail.
imgPartisan Composition
Partisan Composition
The NCSL report offers a series of maps showing the change in legislative partisan control from 2009 to 2014.
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Workforce Development
NCSL's new report, "Workforce Development Initiatives: Collaborating to Prepare for the Jobs of the Future," looks at state and industry efforts to prepare workers.

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2014 LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT | AUG. 19-22

 

Come to the Minneapolis Legislative Summit Aug. 19-22 and bring home 1,000 ideas from the land of 10,000 lakes. For 40 years, the Legislative Summit is where legislators and staff come together across the aisle to tackle critical problems and find solutions that work. Connect with legislators and staff across the country.

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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.

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THE NCSL BLOG

  • NCSL Leaders Meet with White House Officials

    State legislative leaders from across the country were treated to a half-day discussion with cabinet secretaries at the White House last week, as part of NCSL’s three-day meeting that brought the leaders to D.C. for informative sessions and to meet with members of Congress

  • Webinar Thursday on Energy Development and the Department of Defense

    While the Department of Defense is a strong proponent of renewable energy, the department is also responsible for ensuring that wind turbines, solar panels and other infrastructure located on or near military installations do not conflict with test and training activities.

  • States Acting to Reform Individual Health Insurance

    The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes more than a dozen consumer protections aimed at fixing previous local variations or shortcomings in availability, affordability and adequacy of individual market health insurance.

 
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