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Transportation: Getting From Here to There

When people decide how to get from Point A to Point B, they take all kinds of things into account. What’s the weather like? Am I late? Will the car start? Is there traffic? What time is Billy’s soccer practice again? Do I have my transit pass?

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Legislative Leaders Hear About Persuasion, Economy, Values

Legislative leaders from around the country heard presentations on persuasion, leadership, values and more during NCSL's recent special workshop in Tucson, Ariz.
 

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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 Database Tracks Child Care, Early Education Bills

The Early Care and Education legislative tracking database tracks and updates early care and education legislation from the 2008-2013 legislative sessions for 50 states and the territories.

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NCSL staff volunteered at last Friday at a local nonprofit in Colorado during its Santa Workshop and distributed holiday gifts to families in need.

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Health Care for Aging, Teacher Evaluations Explored in Latest issue of State Legislatures

Health care for an aging population, teacher evaluations and prevention strategies are explored in the December issue of State Legislatures magazine, which is available both online and as a PDF.

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Female Veterans' Issues Highlighted at NCSL Session

More than 7,000 of the nation’s 1.8 million female veterans are homeless, four times the rate of civilian women. Furthermore, female veterans have higher rates of unemployment than their civilian counterparts. Those needs of female veterans were among the topics during a Fall Forum session devoted to state services for veterans co-sponsored by NCSL’s Military and Veterans’ Affairs Task Force and the Women’s Legislative Network.

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Lawmakers from the Massachusetts General Court and the National Assembly of Quebec this week signed a cooperative agreement aimed at establishing legislative collaboration around areas of mutual interest, including education, health, environment, energy, economic development and cultural affairs.

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Category: Legislators
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NCSL Involvement in Three Branch Institute Highlighted

A partnership involving NCSL to coordinate foster care across three branches of government is featured in a recent online commentary by Governing magazine.

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Staff Spends Afternoon at the Library, Then the Court

NCSL’s Fall Forum began with style—in particular, the mosaic tile and vaulted ceiling type of style—as attendees had the opportunity to tour the Library of Congress and attend a Supreme Court lecture.

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Mug Shot Websites Raise New Questions About Public Records

For years, mug shots and arrest records have been available as public records open to inspection in paper files at police departments or law enforcement agencies across the country. The Internet, however, has ended the practical obscurity that paper records used to ensure. Now many types of public records, including mug shots, are posted on the web in digital formats, where anyone can copy them.

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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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