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There’s Nothing Mini About It
The Legislative Summit is the largest meeting of its kind, where you’ll take home ideas, solutions and connections. Register now!
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State Legislatures Magazine
The April issue looks at modernizing life insurance, the growing role of social media in the legislature, rainy day funds, U.S. Supreme Court cases and much more.
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Child Abuse Legislation
A new searchable table offers summaries of 2014 legislation in 37 states and the District of Columbia dealing with mandatory reporting of child abuse.
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Spending Transparency
At least 36 states have passed legislation requiring a searchable website with information about state expenditures or contracts.
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Outreach and Enrollment
This new NCSL report offers lawmakers and legislative staff information on how to help people learn about and sign up for Medicaid and private insurance.
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Consent Laws
Many states have enacted consent laws for education and medical care to make it easier for extended family members who are caring for children.
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Campaign Finance Database
A new NCSL database tracks 2014 legislation related to campaign contribution limits, disclosure requirements, independent expenditure requirements, pay-to-play legislation and other campaign finance related issues.
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Protecting Access to Medicare
This NCSL brief explains provisions of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act, which extends authorization for physician reimbursement and affects other Medicare programs.
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Webinar: Funding Transportation
Alternative approaches to paying for transportation projects are a hot topic in legislatures and this free NCSL webinar on April 24 will have experts sharing big-picture trends.

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  • McDowell Lee, Nation’s Longest Serving Legislative Secretary, Dies at 89

    McDowell Lee, former secretary of the Alabama Senate, passed away last Thursday. Mac Lee, or Mr. Lee as I called him, was the longest serving clerk or secretary in America’s state legislatures. Before he retired in early 2011, Lee served as secretary for 47 years. He was first elected to the position in 1963. 

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