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State Unemployment Dropped in October
Unemployment in October went down in 34 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Rates were unchanged in 11 states and rose in five.
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NCSL Immigration Resources
NCSL has a wide range of resources related to state and federal immigration policies and legislation.
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For-Profit Charter Schools
This free webinar Dec. 2 will explore the debate over charter school networks that are managed by for-profit companies.
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States and Federal Spending
This free webinar Dec. 5 will focus on a 50-state analysis of federal spending in the states created by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
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Hear from national experts. Register now!
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Using Pivot Tables
This free, hands-on webinar on Dec. 4 is intended for legislative auditors and will walk participants through the use of pivot tables, an interactive way to quickly explore large amounts of data.
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Legislative Session Calendar
See when legislatures will convene and adjourn in the new year on our 2015 sessions calendar interactive map.
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Earned Income Tax Credits
A dozen bills were enacted in six states and the District of Columbia related to the earned income tax credit during the 2014 legislative session.
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State Legislatures Magazine

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As a legislator or legislative staffer, you are a member of NCSL. In this video, Republican and Democratic state lawmakers invite their fellow legislators to become involved with the National Conference of State Legislatures.






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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.




  • Knowledge, Networking Main Takeaways for Legislative Staff at Fall Seminars

    Legislative staff work in a unique environment. There is no college major for working in a state legislature (as far as we know), so NCSL steps up to provide training for this hard-working group by holding professional development seminars (PDS) each fall.

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