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With ACA Deadline Looming, Enrollment Push Heightens

States and communities across the nation are launching a final push to enroll people into health insurance.

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Category: Public Policy
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Toll Roads, Partnerships and a Dog Named Shep

The public-private partnership involved in rebuilding the U.S.36 highway corridor between Denver and Boulder has sparked controversy as well as memories of a toll booth mascot dog named Shep.

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Delaware and Nevada Sign Interstate Online Gambling Pact

An agreement between Delaware and Nevada will allow online gamblers to play across state lines.

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The No. 1 way to lessen the potential impacts from a severe weather emergency is to be prepared

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Budget-Breaking Snow Year

This winter, Mother Nature is not only breaking records, she’s breaking budgets as well. From the Midwest to the Southeast and up through New England, states are reporting historic spending on snow removal.

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Three PACs dedicated to secretary of state (SOS) races—one on the right and two on the left—have launched since early December. The catalysts for this focus on secretaries of state were controversies in elections administration. 

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Category: Elections
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Exploring the Jungle of Education Policy at the National Geographic Society

I recently had the opportunity to journey to the National Geographic Society’s headquarters, home of Explorers Hall, to make a presentation. That may seem a surprising place to find one of NCSL’s federal affairs staff, but there’s an explanation.

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Child Support and Family Law in 2013

In 2013, at least 42 States, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia enacted 140 bills on various topics affecting child support and family law.

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What's New With the Minimum Wage?

Is a minimum wage hike picking up interest? While the minimum wage has long been an ebb-and-flow topic in the halls of Congress and statehouses around the country, it has picked up steam recently with the president’s signature of an Executive Order that raises the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour on new federal contracts beginning in January 2015.

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Bankruptcy, Bonds and Pensions: Setting the Record Straight

State and local retirement systems have already pre-funded the majority of their pension costs and have more than $3.7 trillion assets held in trust for both current and future retirees, according to a fact sheet released last week by NCSL and other groups representing state and local governments.

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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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