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State Oral Health Efforts: Extracting Value, Improving Access

Oral health was the topic. Exploring oral health policies that maximize state efforts to improve access and increase quality of care was the goal.

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Category: Health
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2019 KIDS COUNT Reveals Positive Trends for Some Children, Disparities Persist

Leslie Boissiere, vice president of external affairs for The Annie E. Casey Foundation, presented mixed findings from the 30th anniversary edition of the foundation’s KIDS COUNT Databook at NCSL’s Legislative Summit.

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Setting the Curve: Oral Health Screenings and Exams in Schools

As policymakers search for ways to maximize finite funding, children’s dental screenings in schools can be a useful tool to leverage oral disease prevention into efforts to improve timely and cost effective access to dental services and treatment.

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Category: Health
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'Almanac' Senior Author Sees New Battlegrounds in 2020

Four traditionally Republican-leaning states could become battlegrounds in 2020, says political analyst Louis Jacobson.

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Category: Podcasts
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Redistricting Technology Webinar Sept. 12

On Thursday, Sept. 12, NCSL will host a webinar to get the redistricting ball rolling, Redistricting Technology: What to Think About As The Next Cycle Approaches.

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Category: Redistricting
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New NCSL Report: A Path to Employment for Veterans With Disabilities

A new report by NCSL—A Path to Employment for Veterans with Disabilities—catalogues an extensive array of services and benefits designed to improve the lives of military veterans with disabilities by providing opportunities for meaningful employment.

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Calling all the Kids—Youth Poll Workers Save the Day!

Do you pay much attention to who runs your polling place on Election Day?

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Category: Elections
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Report Examines Pension Funding Policies

Nine years out from the Great Recession, some state pen­sion plans have regained their financial footing. Others never lost it. But many continue to struggle despite healthy investment returns, according to a new re­port from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Trends in 2019 Injury Prevention and Opioid Abuse Prevention Legislation  

Injury prevention remains a key issue for state lawmakers due to its high toll on individual’s health and state and individual finances.

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In Memoriam: Earl Mackey, First Executive Director of NCSL

Earl Mackey, the leading architect and first executive director of the National Conference of State Legislatures, died on Aug. 26 in Portland, Ore. He was 81.

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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.