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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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Legal Services
The Legal Services Staff Section will hold its professional development seminar Oct 6-8 in Richmond, Va. N.C. Learn more.
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E-Cigarettes and Minors
NCSL research finds that at least 42 states now ban minors from buying electronic cigarettes or other alternative tobacco products.
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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.
imgFinancing Energy Upgrades
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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Plugged In
The latest issue of NCSL's energy newsletter looks state and federal energy news along with energy-related legislative action around the nation.
imgPrisons and Long-Term Care
Prisons and Long-Term Care
This free Sept. 29 webinar will focus on policy options for states looking to reduce health care costs for older and sicker inmates.
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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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The Fiscal Link
The latest issue of NCSL's state fiscal newsletter offers links to resources from the Legislative Summit in Minneapolis, recent state fiscal reports and federal news.

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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.




  • States Respond to Untested Sexual Assault Evidence

    Across the nation, state and local governments are grappling with the discovery of untested sexual assault evidence collection kits—commonly called “rape kits”—in police precincts and storage facilities.

  • The Supreme Court and Simple Math

    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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