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NCSL Chart Focuses on Independent Expenditures

NCSL has compiled a 50-state chart summarizing states’ independent expenditure reporting requirements. The chart offers a general overview of people and groups who must report independent expenditures, dollar thresholds triggering reporting, and required filings.

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Category: Public Policy
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One-stop Shopping For Everything You Need to Know About the Summit Sessions

In the 2014 Summit Session Resource Document, you can find bios of outstanding speakers, presentations, session handouts, links to streaming sessions, links to Q&A sessions, and related press releases, as they become available.

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How Are the Kids Doing?

A lot has changed for children in the U.S. since the '90s, with a recent report showing kids have experienced significant improvements in their lives over the last 20 years.
 

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Congress Follows States' Lead on In-State Tuition for Veterans

Before Congress broke for a five-week recess it passed H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act, which includes a provision requiring in-state tuition for recent veterans.

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What's Fair Is Question for Supreme Court in Tax Case

Every U.S Supreme Court tax case comes down to an argument perhaps most familiar to small children: “It isn’t fair.” 

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Few Public-Private Partnerships Laws Enacted in 2014

Twenty-three considered 99 bills to enact public-private partnerships (P3s or PPPs) or tweak existing P3 statutes during the 2104 legislative sessions, but few passed.

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Ten Tips for Citizen Engagement

Legislators are continually on the lookout for the best ways to connect with constituents. These tips can help.

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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N.C. Takes Closer Look at Child Support Incentive Payments

Little data exist across the country on how states are using federal incentive payments to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of child support programs. That information can be even harder to gather in the eight states with county-operated programs, as found by a recent legislative evaluation in North Carolina.

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NCSL Leaders Meet with White House Officials

State legislative leaders from across the country were treated to a half-day discussion with cabinet secretaries at the White House last week, as part of NCSL’s three-day meeting that brought the leaders to D.C. for informative sessions and to meet with members of Congress

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Category: Legislators
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Webinar Thursday on Energy Development and the Department of Defense

While the Department of Defense is a strong proponent of renewable energy, the department is also responsible for ensuring that wind turbines, solar panels and other infrastructure located on or near military installations do not conflict with test and training activities.

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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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