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NCSL: Your Source for State Results and Analysis

With 147 ballot questions, including 35 citizen initiatives, 6,049 state legislative seats up for election around the country and 36 states with governor’s races, NCSL is your comprehensive source for sorting out the results on Election Night.

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Colorado Taxpayers May See First TABOR Refunds in 15 Years

As Colorado’s economy rebounds in the aftermath of the Great Recession, taxpayers may receive a tax refund courtesy of the state’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.

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Governors Races Affect Legislatures, Too

Thirty-six governors races will be decided on Election Day, and those races matter to NCSL members for at least three reasons.

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Legislative Turnover Projection: Normal

Nationally, legislative turnover is expected to be within the usual range of 19 to 20 percent this year.

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Early Learning Fellows Hear Latest Research on Dual Language Learners

Who are the children who are dual langage learners? Researcher Tamara Halle presented a recent webinar to NCSL's  Early Learning Fellows answering that very question and also explaining the latest social and emotional development research related to dual language learners

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Hop the Vote: Lawmakers Brew Up Bipartisan Beverages

The majority of the attention during the Great American Beer Festival in Denver festival was focused on the 268 medals awarded to commercial brewers and three Pro-Am medals. The real beer battle, however, brewed between the bipartisan legislator teams from the Colorado House of Representatives and Senate for the first Hop the Vote Beer-Tasting Competition.

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Education, Tax Incentives, Data Collection Discussed at NCSL Jobs Summit

Education advocate Tom Vander Ark was one of several speakers who shared their ideas  with dozens of legislators and staff members at NCSL’s recent Jobs Summit.

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Summit Tour Shows the Forest Through the Paper

Did you know that forest products manufacturing is a carbon-neutral process or that the paper products manufacturing industry generates about 4.5 percent of total annual U.S. manufacturing GDP? Did you know it's among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states?

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Lawmakers Seek Solutions for Transportation Funding Shortfalls

State lawmakers gathered during last week's Legislative Summit for a roundtable discussion seeking solutions to the potential transportation funding shortfalls.

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Yo-Yo Ma: Arts Education Crucial to Innovative Society

Yo-Yo Ma has played far more acoustically-friendly venues than a convention center meeting room, but rarely to an audience more central to his passion for arts education in schools.

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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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