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Missouri Voters to Decide Governor’s Role in the Budget Process

Missouri voters will determine on Election Day whether their governor will retain the power to withhold money when revenues fail to meet their projected targets.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As recent news stories have shown, the issue of domestic and family violence remains prevalent.

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Transportation Issues Roll Toward Election Day

Transportation policy debates and headlines have consumed their fair share of public policy oxygen in 2014.

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You Say 'Interpretive,' I Say 'Substantive.' Court Will Decide.

Interpretive and substantive rules. What is the difference? The U.S. Supreme Court will decide this issue in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association

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Legislative Turnover Projection: Normal

Nationally, legislative turnover is expected to be within the usual range of 19 to 20 percent this year.

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Studies Conflict on Voter ID Impact, Costs

Just last week the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released "Issues Related to State Voter Identification Laws." The authors, program evaluators for the federal government, spent a year digging deep, deep down on some key questions.

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Karl Kurtz, NCSL's Longest-Serving Employee, Retires

Karl Kurtz has been a leading voice for state legislatures and NCSL, even before there was an NCSL. Kurtz, director of NCSL’s Trust for Representative Democracy, is retiring after 42 years on the job and was feted during a staff luncheon Thursday at NCSL's Denver office.

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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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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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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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