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Capitol to Capitol
The latest issue of NCSL's state-federal newsletter looks at the FCC and broadband networks, reports on state lawmakers meeting with leaders in D.C. and offers an update on the Highway Trust Fund.
imgState Legislatures Magazine: June Issue
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.
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.
imgWebinar: Energy and the Military
Webinar: Energy and the Military
This free webinar on July 31 will look at the potential for renewable energy and transmission installations to affect military missions and research and development.
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Vote by Mail
Twenty-two states conduct some elections by mail and three states conduct all elections by mail, according to an NCSL report on the issue.
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Rebuilding Manufacturing
NCSL's new report, "The State Role in Rebuilding the Manufacturing Sector," looks at the slow recovery of manufacturing jobs and the role of state policymakers.

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  • 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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