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2013 Elections: Statewide Ballot Measures

For most of the country, Nov. 5 will be the day you hope all the Halloween candy is gone. Yet for voters in six states, some important issues will be on the ballot.

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 With only New Jersey and Virginia, holding scheduled legislative elections, 2013 will feature the fewest number of state level contests of the decade.

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On Being One of the Voices of NCSL

Life as an NCSL policy analyst isn’t always predictable.

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State Legislatures Magazine: North Dakota: 'Luckiest Place on Earth'

The October/November issue of State Legislatures magazine will arrive in your mailbox soon. The cover story is all about the “luckiest place on earth.”

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This term the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two significant Clean Air Act (CAA) cases—one involving regulating upwind states who pollute downwind states and the other involving regulating greenhouse gases from stationary sources.  Both cases involve states siding with or against the EPA and each other.  The Supreme Court agreed to hear the latter case, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, earlier this month. 

 

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Veto overrides can happen no matter the partisan breakdown of the state government.

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Both health care and corrections spending are putting pressure on state budgets. The intersection of these two areas—health care for prison inmates—is a new area of interest to state policymakers. A free NCSL webinar, Savings and Care Innovations for Prisoner Health Care, at 1 p.m. ET, Friday will address several approaches to the issue.

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NCSL e-News is now NCSL TODAY

If you subscribe to NCSL’s daily compilation of top policy news and highlights from NCSL resources, you’ll notice a different look in your in-box.

NCSL e-News is now NCSL TODAY.

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A new first-of-its-kind NCSL report , Comprehensive School Choice: A Guide for Legislators,  is the first guide written exclusively for state legislators and legislative staff that covers a multitude of school choice issues in depth.

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Farewell to the Thicket

The NCSL Blog will absorb and continue to cover the primary beat of The Thicket--the practice of representative democracy, state politics and elections, and federalism--but it will expand its coverage to include state policy issues and NCSL news and priorities.

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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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