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Representative Terri Austin Participates in U.S. Congressional P3 Roundtable

It was standing room only on Tuesday, when state Representative Terri Austin (D-Ind.) participated in a roundtable discussion with the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee special Panel on Public-Private Partnerships (P3)

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Wyoming Representative Sue Wallis Dies, Leaves Legacy of Public Service and Poetry

Representative Sue Wallis, who served four terms in the Wyoming Legislature, died Tuesday. She was 56.

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Control of the Virginia Senate Hinges on Jan. 27 Recount

Virginia Democrat Jennifer Wexton comfortably won a three-way race in a special election for the Virginia Senate despite a snowstorm making it challenging for voters trying to get to the polls.  Wexton’s victory leaves the Senate with 20 Democrats and 20 Republicans.

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Best Practices for Debate and Decorum

Has the interim made you a bit rusty on rules of debate and decorum? Check out these eight short videos that highlight the best practices for debate and decorum. Topics include referring to officers by title, not name and respecting the independence of the legislative branch.

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Hawaii Celebrates 55th Annivesary of Statehood as Legislature Convenes

Hawaii celebrated its 55th anniversary of statehood by inviting hundreds of former legislators to attend Wednesday’s opening session of the Legislature.

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Women Legislators, Leaders Stay at Status Quo

November’s election brought three new female legislators to the New Jersey Assembly—including Maria Rodriguez-Gregg, a Roller Derby-playing Republican from Marlton—but the total number of women serving in legislatures around the country has hardly changed from 2013.

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Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink

West Virginia’s legislative leaders did not think that the first couple of weeks of session would be upended by a declared state of emergency in the capital city Charleston because of a chemical spill that contaminated the water supply for over 300,000 people including the Capitol.

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NCSL's Early Learning Fellows Program Completes Another Successful Year

What is NCSL’s Early Learning Fellows program all about? It is the premier program created and hosted by NCSL's Early Care and Education project for the purpose of educating and discussing children’s issues ranging from birth through age eight with legislators and staff from around the country and territories.

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It's Back-to-Session Time for Most State Lawmakers

As the new year gets under way, so do America’s state legislatures. This year, 46 legislatures will convene to discuss and examine a variety of topics.

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Utah Legislators' Email Available Online

This week, Utah lawmakers began posting their email correspondence for anyone to see on the legislature’s website. An online repository was created for the emails, after S.B. 94, sponsored by Senator Curt Bramble was enacted last year.

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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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