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President Backs Off Plan to Tax 529 Investment Returns

College savings plans, commonly known as 529 plans, surged into the news recently when President Obama proposed, then retreated from, a plan to tax investment returns on new contributions.

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Category: Public Policy
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NCSL Has Your Answers on School Choice

Legislatures across the country are recognizing this week as National School Choice Week, recognizing the right of parents to select a school that best meets the needs of their child.

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Category: Public Policy
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Kaiser Study Highlights Growth in Medicaid Enrollment, Spending

A recent Kaiser Family Foundation report based on a recent survey of Medicaid directors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia provides an overview of Medicaid spending and enrollment growth for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.

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The Buzz on Bees: Policymakers Push to Protect Pollinators

Most people view bees as a nuisance, but these insects are directly responsible for many of the fruits, vegetables and nuts that reach our table.

 

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An Animated Look at How NCSL Supports Staff

The new Ydraw animation video featured on the Legislative Staff Services page entertainingly points out that NCSL is your “secret agent.”

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Congress Debates How to Score Tax Legislation

One of the first moves of the new Republican-controlled Congress on Jan. 6 was to mandate a change of how the Congressional Budget Office and Congress’ Joint Committee on Taxation score, or how they determine how much revenue is gained or lost, on proposed tax legislation.

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Tax Time Help for Working Families

Twenty percent of eligible working families do not claim the earned income tax credit or EITC.

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In Memoriam: Utah Speaker Becky Lockhart

Speaker Becky Lockhart, who passed away Jan. 17, will be remembered as a dedicated and transformative leader. Her work in the legislature and as the first female speaker set precedent in Utah and provided an inspiring path for women and young girls to become involved in public service.

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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Relief at the Pump Opens Door for Gas Tax Hikes

Many states see the current low gas prices as a prime chance to help alleviate the growing gap between infrastructure needs and declining transportation funding revenue.

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Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Same-Sex Marriage Bans are Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court has elevated this term from from mostly meat and potatoes to historic by agreeing to hear four same-sex marriage cases. 

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.

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