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For the second time in two years, the parties have settled a dispute before the Supreme Court over claims under the Fair Housing Act.

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NCSL's Higher Education Institute Studies Funding Changes

A particular focus of the 2013 NCSL Higher Education Institute, held Nov. 7-9, was a movement away from enrollment-based to outcome-based funding.

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Marketplace Enrollment Figures Show State Strength

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' much-anticipated enrollment report, “Initial Enrollment-Related Activity in the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces,” released on Thursday, documents that state-run exchanges have the major share of individuals who have chosen and enrolled in a specific commercial plan.

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How Does the U.S. Education System Compare to Other Countries?

How well are American schools preparing students for the 21st century global economy? An NCSL Fall Forum panel will discuss a study to be released Dec. 3 that will give a snapshot into how 15-year-old students in the United States compare to students in 65 other countries in math, science and reading.

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The Language of Leadership

“Great leaders cause you to move to action. They force you to think.” That's how North Carolina State Representative Craig Horn, speaking at NCSL’s Symposium for Emerging Leaders in Beaverton, Ore. on Monday, captured the essence of Winston Churchill as someone who knew “public service was the highest calling.”

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Staff Sections Served a Plethora of Professional Development Opportunities

Legislative staff from around the country wrapped up another successful year of professional development seminars.

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Huntsman and Bayh to Address Partisan Gridlock at NCSL Fall Forum in Washington

At this year’s NCSL Fall Forum in Washington, D.C., attendees will hear from Jon Huntsman (R), former Utah governor, and Evan Bayh (D), former Indiana governor and U.S. senator, the leaders of No Labels, a national organization working with members of Congress from both political parties to work across the aisle to solve our nation’s problems.

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When State Legislators Visit Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Listens

On Dec. 4, the first day of NCSL’s 2013 Fall Forum, state legislators will again take their message to Capitol Hill and urge their congressional delegations to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act.

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Only two states, New Jersey and Virginia held scheduled legislative elections on Nov. 5, and party majorities held forth in both states.

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Category: Elections
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Marijuana Article Wins Recognition for State Legislatures Magazine

State Legislatures’ February cover story, “Legally Green,” about the ramifications of legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington, was selected as one of five finalists in the editorial category of single article in a nonprofit publication.

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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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