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Check Out NCSL's 'Critical Update' Redistricting Forum Post-Conference

The elections and redistricting program will host a post-conference on redistricting options for policymakers following the conclusion of the NCSL Capitol Forum in Phoenix next month.

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Category: Elections
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NCSL and the National Association of Counties (NACo) hosted a series of events Thursday in Washington, D.C., highlighting state concerns over immigration policy.

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Using TIM to Minimize Traffic Delays

Traffic incident management, or TIM, isn’t the most common of transportation safety terms, but it’s gaining acceptance as an important part of an efficiently functioning transportation system.

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NCSL’s Immunization Policy Resources Are a Real Shot in the Arm

NCSL has been producing and stockpiling immunization resources to protect you from contracting uncertainty about state immunization policy.

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Category: Health
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Hunger Partnership: New 'Bringing Legislators to the Table' Report Available

Back by popular demand, NCSL is releasing a third edition of “Bringing Legislators to the Table: Addressing Hunger through Public-Private Partnerships."

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Occupational Licensing Briefing on the Hill

NCSL, along with its partners at The Council of State Governments (CSG), the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA) and the United States Department of Labor, cohosted a breakfast briefing today on the recent release of case studies from the Occupational Licensing Learning Consortium project.

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Geo-Enabled Elections & More in the November Canvass

The new trend of using Geographic Information Systems in election offices offers one method for ensuring that each voter receives the correct ballot.

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Category: Elections
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Bringing Franking Into the 21st Century

How to regulate franking in an era when more messages arrive in your digital inbox than your physical mailbox was the focus of last week’s convening of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. 

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What’s New in NCSL Military and Veterans Affairs?

Monday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, a holiday created to honor all those who have served in an American war. It began as Armistice Day in 1919, the first anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in World War I—the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

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They Are All Heroes on the Honor Flights

I took two days’ vacation from NCSL last month and put on my Honor Flight guardian hat. As a guardian, I travel with the veterans and physically assist them at the airport, during the flight, at the hotel and at the memorials.

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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.