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Historic Original Speaker's Chair On Display at Virginia Capitol

A piece of state legislative history has been moved into the Virginia Capitol in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the Virginia General Assembly.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Wyoming’s Statehouse Surprise

Wyoming’s 2015 Capitol restoration was anything but ordinary.

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Staff Profile: Virginia Drew, New Hampshire Visitor Center

Learning every day and sharing her love and pride of her state are what Virginia Drew, director of the New Hampshire Visitor Center, likes most about her job. 

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A photograph, a monument, a movement and the Virginia Capitol Police

This striking photograph of the statue of Robert E. Lee  is evocative of the national turmoil over Confederate Civil War memorials.

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Spooks and Specters: Haunted Capitol Tours that Will Chill Your Bones

Have you walked the halls of your state capitol in the quiet of the night and wondered if any spirits lurk nearby? Do you catch a glimpse of movement, yet turn to find nothing there? In a recent query of those tasked with watching over the capitols, many report footsteps when no one is there, strange music that stills when they enter the room, doors that open by themselves, and the eerie feeling of being watched.

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The Wisconsin State Capitol Like You've Never Explored It

Wisconsin's Capitol celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and the Wisconsin State Journal's latest commemorative piece is this way-cool graphic that gives you a panoramic view of the Capitol.

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The Design of Legislative Chambers

Thirty or so years ago, I was standing in the back of the Indiana Senate chamber talking with Robert Garton, who was then president of the Senate.

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Regulating Drones Near State Capitols

 A handful of states regulate the operation of drones near state capitol buildings.

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Happy 100th Birthday to Wisconsin's Capitol

Tap the keg, grill the brats and pass the kringles. It's time to celebrate the 100th birthday of Wisconsin's Capitol.

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The Origins of 'Lying in State'

“Lying in state”  goes back millennia and is tied to the custom of honoring kings upon their passing.

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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.