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'What I Wish I Knew ...' Webinar Gives Advice to New Legislators

In coordination with NCSL’s Young and New Professionals, we are hosting an innovative webinar that will integrate a previously filmed “talk-show”-style video with a live question and answer session.

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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Majority of State Legislatures Will Convene This Month

Legislative sessions for 2015 are underway! All the 50 state legislatures and six U.S. possessions and territories will meet this year.

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Are Publicly Financed Sports Stadiums Worth the Cost?

Just days before the start of the New Year and the end of his term, Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill approving public funding for the construction of a new $300 million stadium for the city’s professional soccer team, D.C. United.

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Category: Public Policy
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Legislators Explore Technology's Impact on Electric Utilities

The impact of new technologies, such as solar panels and smart grid technology, on state policy and the electricity sector was the focus of an intriguing discussion at the NCSL Forum earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

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S&P Report Highlights Impact of Income Inequality on State Budgets

Standard & Poor’s report from fall 2014 calls income inequality in America a problem that is “dampening” economic growth.

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Category: Public Policy
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Lawmakers Urged to Think Big for Transportation Solutions

A day after blanketing Capitol Hill to highlight concerns with federal funding for transportation, attendees of NCSL’s 2014 Forum got a front seat to a discussion with two transportation policy experts.

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States Must Have Cybersecurity Plan

The massive data hack that hit Sony and resulted in the cancellation of the release of a major holiday-season movie is just the latest and most high-profile of a series of devastating data breaches, email attacks and other cybersecurity incidents.

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Pew: State Tax Revenue Recovery Growth Slow, Uneven

The Pew Charitable Trusts recently released a report on state tax collections through the second quarter of 2014.

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How are Driver's Licenses/Voter Registration Laws Doing?

The law in 44 states requires motor vehicle agencies to offer citizens the opportunity to register to vote when they come in to get a driver's license. The motor vehicle offices are then required to send those registration applications to the appropriate elections agency.

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Primary Format Won't Deter Extreme Politics

Whether your state has an open primary, closed primary or nominates the best two candidates from all parties on a single ballot, extreme politics are not going away, panelists said during a session at NCSL’s Forum last week.

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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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