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Entries for October 2013

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Welcome to Our New Website

Welcome to NCSL’s redesigned website. As you explore the site you will find a new look, new colors, bigger and bolder photographs.  Our new site is brighter, clearer and cleaner than ever before.

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Life in D.C. During the Shutdown

Living in Washington, it was hard to miss the effects of the 16-day government shutdown.

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LINCS Meets C-SPAN

LINCS—NCSL’s Legislative Information and Communications Staff Section—held its professional development seminar this month in the nation’s capital and the group got a close-up look behind the scenes of C-SPAN.

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Cauci?

A legislator I was talking with recently stumbled for a moment over the plural of "caucus," finally blurting "cauci."

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Category: Legislators
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Supreme Court Accepts Abandoned Railroad Right-of-Way Case

The court will decide who owns an abandoned railroad right-of-way: the United States or a private land owner living next to the right-of-way.

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'That's Democracy': Lyrics by Alan Rosenthal, Adapted by Ginger Gold Schnitzer

Watch a performance by Ginger Gold Schnitzer of the late Alan Rosenthal's composition "That's Democracy."

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Webinar: State Roles in Long-Term Services and Supports

Webinar explores the states' roles in Medicaid managed long-term services and supports.

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Energy Planning for Climate Regulations: Webinar rescheduled to Oct. 31

Webinar examines how policy makers can assist in achieving targeted emissions without harming economic productivity.

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State impacts of McCutcheon vs. FEC

The Supreme Court is hearing the federal campaign finance case McCutcheon vs. FEC, which could have significant ramifications for states.

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Legislative chaplains in the news

Legislative chaplains seldom make news but The New York Times featured not one, but two, stories about prayers in legislatures.

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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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