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Tax Foundation Ranks State Business Tax Climate

Wyoming and South Dakota topped the rankings for states' business tax climate in the 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index released last week by the Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.

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Supreme Court Accepts Obamacare Case

The U.S. Supreme Court's docket leaped from boring to big with the grant of just one case:  King v. Burwell

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Category: Public Policy
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Red, Blue and Hunter's Blaze Orange

While a Republican wave across state legislatures was determined by voters on Tuesday, there were varying outcomes for hunting ballot measures across the states.

 

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Quashing the Silos and Getting to Integrated Health Care

Federal and state governments as well as the private market are seeking ways to break down silos that hamper the delivery of high quality, efficient services.

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Recap of 2014 Environment-related Bond Ballot Measures

Voters approved measures to fund a variety of land, water or coastal conservation efforts in seven states. Measures to expand a bottle deposit program in Massachusetts and redirect some oil and gas money to conservation efforts in North Dakota failed. 

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Gender Gap Grows: Fewer Women in State Legislatures in 2015

Preliminary results indicate that this election means fewer women will serve in state legislatures in 2015 than this year.

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Republican Wave Capsizes Democrats

Update 9:39 a.m. ET

After a day of double-checking partisan composition numbers in the more than 6,000 legislative races this year, the extent of Republican success in legislative and governor’s elections is mostly clear. Suffice it to say, it was a banner election for the GOP.

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StateVote 2014: Results From Races, Ballot Measures

Are you results-oriented? If so, NCSL’s StateVote 2014 has what you need: results from this week’s midterm elections.

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Category: NCSL, Elections
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Arkansas Voters Only Ones to Decide on Ethics Measure

Depending on the year, NCSL’s Center for Ethics in Government tracks between 600 and 900 state ethics and lobbying bills annually. In 2014, we’re only tracking one measure on Election Day.

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Ebola, Public Health and NCSL Quarantine Resources

When a traveler from West Africa was diagnosed with Ebola on Sept. 30 in Dallas, NCSL’s web page summarizing state laws on quarantine and isolation began trending in a curious way.

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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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