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Capitol to Capitol
The latest issue of NCSL's state-federal newsletter includes an update on the budget, a letter sent to the Federal Communications Commission, recent proposals from Congress to fund the Highway Trust Fund and more.
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Program Evaluators
The National Legislative Program Evaluation Society will hold its professional development seminar Oct. 5-8 in Raleigh, N.C. Learn more.
This month's LegisBriefs look at the WIC program for mothers and children, all-mail elections, energy development near military installations and preventing pregnancy among older teens.
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Appropriations Increase for Early Care
An NCSL survey found that state appropriations to early care and education increased by 3.8 percent across four categories for fiscal year 2015.
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Health Care Work Force Diversity
State policymakers seeking to address the health needs of racial and ethnic minority populations are exploring and identifying opportunities to diversity the health care workforce.
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Foster Care Bill of Rights
More than a dozen states have passed legislation enacting a bill of rights for foster children and parents.
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Preventing Child Abuse
A new NCSL report looks at the problem of child maltreatment and solutions policymakers can consider.
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Untested Evidence
Police departments across the nation hold tens of thousands of untested rape kits. This webinar looks at how states are coordinating resources and addressing the untested evidence.
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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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Independent Political Spending
NCSL has compiled a chart that provides a comprehensive outline of independent expenditure reporting for all 50 states.

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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 Russell Gold of the Wall Street Journal as he discusses fracking. 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.




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