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Eyes, Ears on Justices Kennedy, Roberts During ACA Argument

For Justice Anthony Kennedy it was his questions. For Chief Justice John Roberts, it was his silence.

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There's Kentucky Beauty Amid the Stark Weather

Amid the closures and troubles caused by heavy snowfall and bitter temperatures in many state capitals recently, there are images of beauty.

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SCOTUS Oral Argument Analysis: Arizona Legislature Likely to Prevail

Even if Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission wasn’t the biggest case the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear involving legislative authority in a long time, the oral argument was bound to be interesting.

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FDA, CDC, USDA Join to Study Food-Borne Illnesses

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently joined forces to study the four major sources of food-borne illnesses—salmonella, E. coli O157, listeria monocytogenes and campylobacter.

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Scotus Ruling Means Big Changes for State Agencies, Boards, Commissions

The Supreme Court’s decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC will affect how many of states’ hundreds of agencies, boards, and commissions operate and are governed. 

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Good News at the Pump is Bad News for Some States

Americans are smiling as they drive past gas stations, but what does the dramatic drop in oil prices mean to state budgets?

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Supreme Court Docket Full of State-Related Cases

While the same-sex marriage and Affordable Care Act cases will receive the most attention, the docket is chock full of other cases significant to the states.

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Early Care/Education Update: Bills Addressing Development Block Grants

With legislatures back in session we are seeing bills addressing the new requirements included in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) block grants.

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Michigan's Complex Solution to Transportation Funding

Tired of its roads slowly disintegrating beneath its residents’ tires, Michigan is getting creative in its attempt to rustle up money for transportation.

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Is Sharing Caring? Homesharing Faces Legal/Regulatory Questions

Americans have drastically changed the way they obtain their goods and services. 

 

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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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