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States, Not Feds, Should Oversee Sports Betting

Since the Supreme Court paved the way for legalized sports betting, 13 states actively operate legal sports betting marketplaces, while several other states have legalized sports wagering and plan to get their systems up and running soon.

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Using—and Regulating—Artificial Intelligence in the Hiring Process

Artificial intelligence has been taking a more prominent role in the hiring process. The technology can help employers write job descriptions in a way that attracts desired candidates, screen the initial applicant pool to identify top candidates and analyze body language during interviews.

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Breaking Down the Bipartisan Act of 2019: Caps, Ceilings and CHIMPS

After protracted negotiations between House leaders and the administration which began this spring, the House mustered enough votes to pass legislation that would raise spending caps for two years, suspend the debt ceiling, and ultimately pave the way for progress on the fiscal year 2020 appropriations process. 

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Supreme Court to Decide Trust Tax Case

In "The Law of Trusts and Trustees," George Gleason Bogert describes trusts as a “legal abstraction: a fiction created to represent the tripartite relationship among a settlor, a trustee, and a beneficiary.”

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Report Finds Gaping Hole in Retirement Savings as Policymakers Craft Innovative Solutions

A new report from the National Institute on Retirement Security paints an astonishing picture of retirement unreadiness in America, despite the economic recovery.

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Did Legislators Continue to Prioritize Occupational Licensing in 2018?

At the beginning of this year we asked: Will licensing stay on center stage in 2018?

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The Crossroads of Cannabis, Federal Law and the States

Los Angeles—Federal law continues to ban medical or recreational marijuana, which means states have to navigate carefully through any legalization efforts. However, notable developments this year might make it easier to regulate cannabis, Vanderbilt law professor Robert Mikos told a session of NCSL's Legislative Summit.

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Supreme Court Rules States May Authorize Sports Gambling

If you took the "over" on the U.S. Supreme Court vote to legalize sports sports gambling, you won!

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Baby Boomers: Unprepared and 'Unretiring'

Baby boomers began turning 65 in 2011. More than 26 million have hit the mark so far. Happy birthday to the 10,000 boomers who turn 65 every day between now and 2030.

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SCOTUS to Hear Landmark Internet State Tax Case April 17

Since 1992, Quill v. North Dakota, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that prohibits a state from requiring out-of-state sellers to collect and remit the state’s sales tax, has been the law of the land.  In a few months, that may no longer be the case.

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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.