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September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, a time during which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works with state and local organizations and communities to raise awareness about the importance of emergency preparedness.

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Data Drives Mississippi Sentencing and Corrections Reforms

Mississippi is among a growing number of states to engage in a process to collect and analyze their justice systems data and use it to improve outcomes with data-driven policy reforms.

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Legislators Get the Online Lowdown at Summit

Everybody is online, but not everybody has an online strategy.

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California First State to Ban Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are the most common consumer item on the planet—and one of the more controversial.

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Weighty Topic: New State Obesity Data

Anyone who’s ever struggled with their weight (and that’s a lot of us) may or may not have been waiting with bated breath for the 2013 state obesity data just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Can an App Make Teens Better Drivers?

Every minute in the U.S., 660,000 drivers use handheld devices while driving.

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Long Live the Weak Expansion

Is there a disconnect between economic reality and public perception?

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Keeping the American Dream Alive the Issue at Summit Forum

Is the American Dream still attainable? Given the data on poverty, income inequality and lower economic mobility, what role do states play in ensuring every American has the opportunity to succeed?

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Turning up ways to boost voter turnout

There’s an old joke I’ve heard one time too many. It goes like this: A politician is asked to respond to an election with turnout so low that only three voters showed up. The response: “Fine, as long as two of them vote for me.”

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Lawmakers Seek Solutions for Transportation Funding Shortfalls

State lawmakers gathered during last week's Legislative Summit for a roundtable discussion seeking solutions to the potential transportation funding shortfalls.

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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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