The December issue looks at the work states face to deal with the health care needs of an aging population and new approaches to teacher evaluations.
The Marketplace Fairness Act, fiscal uncertainty faced by states, unfunded federal mandates and tax reform were among the issues up for discussion Wednesday as more than 200 state legislators from 41 states met with congressional leadership and 150 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Courts will likely play a key role in settling election policy disputes, updating voting rolls will remain a challenge and state legislators will face a new wave of elections reforms.
A Colorado Senator resigned last week before a recall election prompted by her vote in favor of new gun-control laws. The resignation preserved the Democrats' one-vote majority.
Chicago magazine profiles Michael Madigan, whose 29 years as Illinois House speaker will soon make him the the longest-tenured House speaker in the nation's history.
The Virginia House of Delegates held scheduled elections in 2013 but the real news this year is in the state Senate.
NCSL’s Redistricting and Elections Task Force will host a session during NCSL's Fall Forum of what to expect in elections policy in 2014.
Today's New York Times carries a fascinating story about the choices faced and made by one-time powerful Massachusetts Senate President William Bulger whose brother, James "Whitey" Bulger, recently has been convicted of 11 murders and other crimes.
Driven by improving revenues and expenditures that were generally on target, states entered fiscal year (FY) 2014 in better fiscal shape than they have been in years according to NCSL's just-released "State Budget Actions FY 2013 and FY 2014."
It looks like an abortion case…but it really isn’t. It just happens to have come up in the context of an abortion clinic. It’s actually a speech case; a time, place, and manner case.
Oppose the King Amendment in the House version of the Farm Bill and support the Senate versions’ nutrition title. This was the message from NCSL’s leadership in a Nov. 12 letter to the House and Senate Farm Bill conference leaders.
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