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DEC 2: CHARTER SCHOOL NETWORKS

SCHOOLThis free NCSL webinar, on Tuesday, Dec. 2, will explore the debate over charter school networks that are managed by for-profit companies and address the question: does profit-status have any bearing on whether charter networks can and do provide a quality education to their students?  



 

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SAME-SEX MARRIAGE UPDATE

WEDDING BANDSA South Carolina state Supreme Court and federal judge in Montana are the latest to rule overturning same-sex marriage bans. With these changes, at least 35 states and D.C. recognize same-sex marriage. 



 

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STATEVOTE 2014: RESULTS

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Available now—2014 election results.

View our free webinar—State of State Elections 2014—for up-to-date election results and analysis.

Visit the NCSL Blog for analyses of legislative races and statewide ballot measures. 

 

STATES AND ELECTION REFORM

VOTE BUTTONNCSL's elections newsletter, The Canvass, provides information about notable court rulings that have affected elections administration in 2014, including voter ID cases. It also includes a story about the use of vote centers and an article about several elections-related ballot measures in 2014.  



 

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ELECTRIC VEHICLE INCENTIVES

ELECTRIC VEHICLEThis new NCSL brief highlights state, local and utility incentives to promote hybrid and electric vehicle adoption. The brief also addresses state concerns regarding the effect that the growing use of electric vehicles may have on funding for transportation infrastructure.

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ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS

LOOKING AT COMPUTER Access to digital assets of decedents is a growing concern. Several states have enacted laws granting an executor or personal representative authority to access email, social media, microblogging and other websites upon a person’s incapacity or death.



 

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NCSL conducts policy research in a variety of areas ranging from agriculture and budget and tax issues and education to health care and immigration and transportation. NCSL’s experts are here to answer your questions and give you unbiased, comprehensive information as soon as you need it on issues facing state legislatures. We answer more than 20,000 requests for information a year. Call us anytime or check out our issues list to see what we have online.

Our consulting services on policy issues go beyond testifying. We help draft bills, organize workshops, and convene legislative-executive teams. NCSL staff are prepared to come to your state to work with legislators and staff on almost any public policy issue, or issue related to the management of a legislature. Contact your state’s liaison to schedule a briefing or to learn more about this service.

We also offer access to 50-state information and other legislative resources, such as weekly session schedules. You can find legislation in the 50 states, District of Columbia and Congress through NCSL’s new 50-State Bill Information Service, a searchable database containing the full text of legislation for the current session. You also can Join listservs and discussion groups, search tens of thousands of documents, receive personalized information on your issues, access NCSL books and newsletters, look-up your colleagues in the 50 states and take advantage of e-learning opportunities.

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  • 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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