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Paying the Price: Strategies to Control Health Care Costs

NCSL facilitated a lively discussion around health care costs to consumers at the NCSL Legislative Summit in Nashville, Tenn. During the session “Paying the Price: Strategies to Control Health Care Costs,” attendees heard from national experts and state legislators about various factors that drive health care costs and policy options to address these cost drivers.

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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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Just Like the Plants,  Hemp Policy Conversations Continue to Grow

State policymakers, farmers, manufacturers and federal agencies are abuzz as they consider the possibilities of hemp production.

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Getting Creative at Legislative Summit

When Amy Climer speaks to groups about creativity, she starts by asking for a show of hands: “How many of you consider yourselves creative?” Usually, about half the people—even in a roomful of artists—raise their hands. That was the case during her talk, “Deliberate Creativity: Three Elements of Innovation,” at the Legislative Summit in Nashville last week during the special Legislative Staff breakfast.

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Introverts Stand Out at 2019 Summit

An intrepid group of introverts braved a packed room at the Legislative Summit in Nashville.

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College Presidents Focus on Serving Students, Meeting Workforce Needs

With increasing numbers of nontraditional and adult learners seeking postsecondary credentials and degrees, institutions are continuing to develop new approaches and strategies to promote student success.

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Military and Veterans Issues at the Legislative Summit

State lawmakers learned about a wide range of state policy options when it comes to helping military veterans and about strengthening the military aspect of their state’s economy.

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Walking Through Ranked-Choice Voting at Summit

What state capital would be a good choice for NCSL’s next election policy meeting? We asked attendees to a session at Summit to help us out—and to do so by using ranked-choice voting.

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Census Questions Asked and Answered at Summit

The “All About the Census” session at Legislative Summit produced a string of timely questions.

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Tennessee Higher Education Leaders Discuss A Decade of Bipartisan Success

As state legislators seek to boost postsecondary credential attainment, many states have looked to Tennessee as a model for improving student attainment outcomes and modifying higher education governance.

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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.