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Meet Laura Rose: NCSL's New Director of Legislative Management

I moved from across the country to become the director of NCSL’s Legislative Management program but in many ways it felt like I was moving into a familiar neighborhood.

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Civility = Respect, NCSL's Peggy Kerns Tells Wyoming's 'Leap Into Leadership' Event

Treating people with civility is about treating them with respect, NCSL’s Peggy Kerns told  more than 200 men and women during Wyoming's annual Leap Into Leadership event.

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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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An Animated Look at How NCSL Supports Staff

The new Ydraw animation video featured on the Legislative Staff Services page entertainingly points out that NCSL is your “secret agent.”

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States Must Have Cybersecurity Plan

The massive data hack that hit Sony and resulted in the cancellation of the release of a major holiday-season movie is just the latest and most high-profile of a series of devastating data breaches, email attacks and other cybersecurity incidents.

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Prekindergarten Just Got a Boost in Many States

Many state legislatures continue to focus on developing and funding expansion in state prekindergarten programs to support children’s readiness for school. This topic will be one to watch in 2015.

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New Member Advice from 'Sophomores' to 'Freshmen'

Stay involved with your community. Lean on your staff. Everyone in the building is a potential ally at some time. Partner up.

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NCSL Study Group Hears How China's Culture, History Affects Education

The NCSL Study Tour moved from Shanghai to Beijing to discover how Chinese history and culture impacts the country's educational system.

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Legislative Staff Found Louisiana Hot and Hospitable During Seminars

The weather, the gumbo and the sessions were hot. That’s what the three professional development seminars (PDS) for legislative staff had in common when they met in the Pelican State this fall.

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Knowledge, Networking Main Takeaways for Legislative Staff at Fall Seminars

Legislative staff work in a unique environment. There is no college major for working in a state legislature (as far as we know), so NCSL steps up to provide training for this hard-working group by holding professional development seminars (PDS) each fall.

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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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