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Five States to Vote on Minimum Wage

Voters in five states will weigh in on minimum wage ballot issues on Nov. 4.

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Informing Foster Children, Parents of Their Rights

The majority of children in this country don’t have to worry about where they will go to school, whether they get to participate in extracurricular activities, where and when they will get health care or insurance or when they will see their siblings next. For foster children, these concerns are very real.

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Category: Public Policy
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Legislative Librarians to Give Back to Baton Rouge

Members of the Legislative Research Librarians staff section plan to make a difference to the local community when they gather in Baton Rouge for their fall seminar Oct. 1-3.

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Wagering on Elections? Not a Smart Bet

Think twice before betting on elections. This is considered a crime in 21 states.

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States Face Deadline for EBT Cards for WIC Recipients

Like NCSL, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is celebrating its 40 year anniversary in 2014.

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Category: Public Policy
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Voters to Decide on 137 Statewide Ballot Measures

Voters in 40 states and the District of Columbia will  face 137 statewide ballot measures—those policy questions on which voters get to be the final deciders.

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Category: Elections
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Wisconsin Latest to Ask Voters for Photo ID

Wisconsin is the 32nd state to ask voters to show an ID at the polls.

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Category: Elections
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Preliminary Findings Show Nearly 4 Percent Increase in Early Care/Education

State appropriations to early care and education increased by 3.8 percent in fiscal year 2014, according to preliminary findings from NCSL's annual survey of state legislative fiscal offices.

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Child Welfare Policy and Financing at the Summit

A group of legislators and staff from 13 states participated in a wide-ranging discussion at the Legislative Summit about how to better align child welfare financing with desired outcomes for children and families.

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If You're Going to Get Sick, Do It in California or Connecticut

California became the second state to require private employers to provide paid sick leave, with the passage of A.B. 1522. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law on Wednesday.

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Category: Public Policy
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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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