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The View of Vote-by-Mail from Washington State

I asked the assembled election officials what’s good and what’s not-so-good about running elections entirely by mail. Here are a few of the answers:

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Category: Elections
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Supreme Court Didn't Overrule Collective Bargaining Precedent

Supreme Court cases are usually known for what they hold. Harris v. Quinn will forever be known for what it did not hold. 

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Category: Public Policy
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NCSL Military Task Force Travels to Alaska

Alaska's size, climate, wildlife, and rugged beauty make the “Last Frontier” not only a spectacular tourist destination, but a place that residents are proud to call home. And if all that weren't enough, the state is also remarkable from a military perspective.

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Senator Klobuchar Moves Human Trafficking Legislation

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), a featured plenary session speaker at NCSL's Legislative Summit, has spearheaded an effort to combat human trafficking in the United States Senate.

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Paid for by Whom? Disclaimer Requirements in the Digital Age

Political advertisements disseminated on the web often are not subject to the same disclaimer requirements as television or radio communications, leaving viewers in the dark as to the ad’s source of funding.

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Category: Elections
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UberX and Lyft Disrupt Transportation Status Quo

With the advent of UberX and Lyft, hailing a ride has never been easier. On the regulatory side, however, things are increasingly hazy as these services increasingly disrupt the transportation status quo in the U.S. and around the world.

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Three Branch Institute Meets to Discuss Childrens Wellbeing

Children's wellbeing across a broad range of issues were in the spotlight when NCSL’s Children and Families Program, Child Welfare Project participated in the 2014 Three Branch Institute meeting in Milwaukee, Wisc.

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Hobby Lobby Birth Control Mandate Case Also a Land Use Case?

The Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), as applied to closely held corporations, may also have a significant impact on land use regulation.

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NCSL Transportation Leaders Roll Up to D.C.

On July 10 and 11, a bipartisan group of state legislative transportation leaders and legislative staff were in Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress and the administration to urge action on surface transportation funding.

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California Recount Is an Expensive Proposition

The rules governing recounts rarely generate mass attention—unless a major recount is underway, asis the case now in California.

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Category: Elections
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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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