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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!
imgWebinar: Changing Energy Mix
Webinar: Changing Energy Mix
A free NCSL webinar on April 17 will look at some of the challenges to maintaining a reliable electric grid.
imgState Legislatures Magazine
State Legislatures Magazine
The April issue looks at the growing role of social media in the legislature, rainy day funds, changes to life insurance, cases under review by the U.S. Supreme Court and much more.
imgFemale Lawmakers
Female Lawmakers
An updated interactive map and table offer a snapshot of women in state legislatures.
imgHarrington Award
Harrington Award
The 2014 nominating process is open for the Kevin B. Harrington Award for Excellence in Democracy Education.
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Accelerated Learning
A number of states have taken action to support high-quality, college-level learning experiences in high school.
imgFAQs: Voter ID Legislation
FAQs: Voter ID Legislation
This list of frequently asked questions about voter ID laws addresses many of the key considerations for states considering implementing such legislation.
NCSL's April LegisBriefs look at health care issues in tribal communities and in prisons, penalties for ethics violations and social media privacy laws.

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It’s the largest legislative gathering in the nation and you need to be there! You’ll take home 1,000 ideas from the land of 10,000 lakes at the Legislative Summit this summer. Connect, Discover, Grow, at the NCSL Legislative Summit. It’s the best meeting you’ll attend all year. Register now!


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.




  • Webinar Examines Energy Diversity, Reliability and Risk

    Do the rapid changes we are seeing in energy resources pose a threat to the stability and reliability of our electric grid? What risks do extreme weather events, such as the polar vortex, pose to our ability to heat and cool our homes, or run our businesses, during these critical times?


  • Spring Is Convening While Most Legislatures Are Adjourning

    Spring flowers are starting to bloom. Birds are chirping. Glorious sunshine is ushering out any last signs of winter. In other words, Spring has convened! And, by the time the air becomes permanently warm, most state legislatures will have adjourned.    

  • Minnesota Raises Its Minimum Wages

    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill today that adopted increases to the state’s minimum wages. Yes, that’s right. Minimum wages, as in plural.

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