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Early Learning Fellows Hear Latest Research on Dual Language Learners

Who are the children who are dual langage learners? Researcher Tamara Halle presented a recent webinar to NCSL's  Early Learning Fellows answering that very question and also explaining the latest social and emotional development research related to dual language learners

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Hop the Vote: Lawmakers Brew Up Bipartisan Beverages

The majority of the attention during the Great American Beer Festival in Denver festival was focused on the 268 medals awarded to commercial brewers and three Pro-Am medals. The real beer battle, however, brewed between the bipartisan legislator teams from the Colorado House of Representatives and Senate for the first Hop the Vote Beer-Tasting Competition.

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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All Hands on Deck: States, Feds Work to Reduce Prescription Drug Overdoses

States are on the front line of the nation’s prescription drug overdose epidemic, according to Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Category: Public Policy
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The Election Administator's Prayer - An Addendum

For years, the election administrator’s prayer has been “Please, please, please let the winners win big.”  The idea is that close elections are the ones that require recounts (a time-consuming and expensive process) and draw questions about procedures and accuracy.

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Category: Elections
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In the Hunt for Votes – Bears, Wolves and the Right to Hunt on the Ballot

While states across the country and NCSL staff prepare for the election season, hunters across the country gear up for fall hunting seasons—many of which are well underway.

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State Strategies Guide Long-Term Energy Policies

A comprehensive state energy plan creates a strategy and framework to help states meet changing energy needs and ensure access to affordable, diverse and reliable energy.

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Health Marketplaces Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 15

With fall leaves painting the landscape, it’s time to think about the next open enrollment period to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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A Day in the Life of a Rural Texas Elections Administrator

There are no shortcuts to running an election, especially when your county is the largest in Texas.

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What's Next For Same-Sex Marriage?

The Supreme Court’s announcement that it would not hear any of the seven petitions striking down same-sex marriage bans was stunning.

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Category: Public Policy
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Lessons From North Dakota's Energy Boom

A bipartisan delegation of state legislators—representing eight states—traveled to North Dakota in June to see first-hand how the state is using a range of modern technologies to extract fossil resources.

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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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