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Use of Credit Information
Find out more about state legislation introduced or pending during the 2014 legislative session relating to the use of credit information in employment.
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Restrictions on Public Assistance Cards
Recently, states have been curtailing the use electronic benefit cards and expressly prohibiting their use in certain locations.
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Financing Energy Upgrades
Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE financing programs allow homeowners to pay for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects through property assessments.
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Standards for Voting Systems
Voting machines are tested against standards before being used in an election. Find out more about how those standards vary from state to state.
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Childhood Obesity
A new NCSL report summarizes state legislation related to reducing and preventing obesity in children and adolescents.
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State Legislatures Magazine
This month's issue looks at states teaming with industry to train workers, the debate over Voter ID, Common Core standards in the states, the benefits of big data and much more.
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First Statewide Ban
On Sept. 30, California’s governor signed legislation imposing the first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

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The 2014 Legislative Summit in Minneapolis featured an array of exciting speakers and we interviewed many of them. Watch this interview with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar (D) and Cindy McCain as they discuss the fight against human trafficking. You can find additional videos and webinars at NCSL's e-learning page or at our YouTube page.



People at a meeting We  connect you to the best and brightest experts in every issue area critical to the states.

Through NCSL meetings, webinars and professional training opportunities, you’ll connect with legislators and staff with your same interests and concerns. Visit our Meetings and Training page and find out what’s coming up next.




US Capitol We advocate for you in Washington, D.C., before Congress, the administration and, when appropriate, in the courts.

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.




  • Voting Issues Going to the Voters

    When it comes to election administration, campaign finance, primaries and redistricting, the law of the land is generally determined by state lawmakers. However, these decisions can also be made by voters.

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