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Professional Development
Ten staff sections will be holding professional development seminars in the next few months. Check the calendar to be sure you register in time.
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A Policymaker's Guide to Energy
This new NCSL report introduces policymakers to state energy planning and explores legislative approaches to developing an effective plan.
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Young Athletes and Brain Injuries
Lawmakers in every state and the District of Columbia have have enacted legislation in the past several years to address youth sports-related concussion.
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Using Water Efficiently
This new NCSL report looks at the background of water efficient plumbing standards and steps some states have taken in this area.
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Saving Lives With Seat Belts
Seat belt use has increased significantly in the past decade and saved hundreds of thousands of lives, according to a new NCSL report.
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State Legislatures Magazine
This month's issue looks at partisanship in legislatures, renovating capitols, pay for lawmakers, the challenging job of chief of staff, the costs of legislation and much more.
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Mobility Newsletter
The latest issue of Getting There looks at state coordinating councils, 2014 legislative activity, Denver's revitalized Union Station and more.

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  • Turning up ways to boost voter turnout

    There’s an old joke I’ve heard one time too many. It goes like this: A politician is asked to respond to an election with turnout so low that only three voters showed up. The response: “Fine, as long as two of them vote for me.”

  • Can You Hear Me Now? If Not, Read This ...

    In T-Mobile South v. City of Roswell the Supreme Court will decide whether a letter denying a cell tower construction application that doesn’t explain the reasons for the denial meets the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (TCA) “in writing” requirement.

 
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