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Lawmakers Focus on Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury

Tragic stories of high school athletes sustaining serious and sometimes fatal injuries have been a key factor in all 50 states and the District of Columbia passing laws addressing traumatic brain injury in the past five years.

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April Issue of State Legislatures: Lawmakers Turned Authors

The April issue of State Legislatures is now available online with a cover story on lawmakers who still find time to be authors.

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2015 Update: States React to EPA’s Emissions Reduction Proposal

So far in the 2015 session, legislatures in 27 states introduced 72 bills or resolutions related to the EPA's Clean Power Plan and power plants carbon dioxide emissions regulations.

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Will Death Penalty Cases Dominate Next Court Term?

So far, the U.S. Supreme Court's docket for next term has fewer than 10 cases and two of them involve the death penalty. Combined, they raise at least three issues.

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Congress Offers 2016 Budget Blueprints

Congress formally entered the fiscal fray this week, as both the House and Senate introduced budget resolutions for fiscal year 2016.

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Congress Debates How to Score Tax Legislation

One of the first moves of the new Republican-controlled Congress on Jan. 6 was to mandate a change of how the Congressional Budget Office and Congress’ Joint Committee on Taxation score, or how they determine how much revenue is gained or lost, on proposed tax legislation.

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From Jefferson to Kennedy, Historian Offers Lessons in Leadership

Historian Jon Meacham, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2008 biography of Andrew Jackson, “American Lion," captivated legislative leaders from around the country at NCSL’s Symposium for Legislative Leaders in New York City last week.

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Category: Legislators
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From the State Capitol to the U.S. Capitol

State legislators make up a majority of newly elected members of Congress. 

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Category: Elections
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Ballot Measures: Yes on Wages and Weed, No on GMOS and Voting

The voters have spoken. They want higher minimum wages, freer access to marijuana, the right to hunt—including bears in Maine—and to show respect to veterans and members of the military.

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NCSL Leaders Meet with White House Officials

State legislative leaders from across the country were treated to a half-day discussion with cabinet secretaries at the White House last week, as part of NCSL’s three-day meeting that brought the leaders to D.C. for informative sessions and to meet with members of Congress

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Category: Legislators
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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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