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Seniors in Rural America
This new NCSL brief offers policymakers strategies to help rural seniors age in place and live with dignity.
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Clerks and Secretaries
The National Legislative Services and Security Association will hold its professional development seminar Oct 5-10 in Raleigh, N.C. Learn more.
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Healthy Communities
NCSL is part of the Leadership for Healthy Communities project that helps state and local leaders in their efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
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Rainy Day Funds
This free NCSL webinar on Sept. 26 will feature two state lawmakers discussing revenue volatility, policy actions and effective ways to talk about budgeting and rainy day funds.
imgHealth Care Work Force Diversity
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.
imgMixed Report on State Unemployment
Mixed Report on State Unemployment
Unemployment rates went up in 24 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in August. Rates dropped in 15 states and remained unchanged in 11.
imgNew Drafter Training
New Drafter Training
This free webinar for legislative staff and legislators will introduce new legislative drafters to the topic of using definitions in statutes along with a variety of other drafting considerations.
imgUntested Evidence
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 Sari de la Motte discussing nonverbal communication. 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.




  • It's Simple Math. Really. But will the Supreme Court do it?

    The question in Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation is whether a state discriminates against rail carriers in violation of federal law even when rail carriers pay less in total state taxes than motor carriers.

  • Marijuana Initiatives Growing on State Ballots

    While states continue to watch how things develop with Colorado and Washington’s retail marijuana programs, some states will once again have their own marijuana-related ballot initiatives to track this election season.

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