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Early Learning Fellows Hear Benefits of Early Childhood Investment

NCSL’s Early Learning Fellows class of 2014 heard a presentation on the economic benefits of investing in early childhood, toured a program that provides single mothers and their children with a safe and affordable place to live, and saw research into the role of early mathematics skill development during a pre-conference to NCSL's annual Legislative Summit in August.

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Data Drives Mississippi Sentencing and Corrections Reforms

Mississippi is among a growing number of states to engage in a process to collect and analyze their justice systems data and use it to improve outcomes with data-driven policy reforms.

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Legislators Get the Online Lowdown at Summit

Everybody is online, but not everybody has an online strategy.

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California First State to Ban Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are the most common consumer item on the planet—and one of the more controversial.

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Long Live the Weak Expansion

Is there a disconnect between economic reality and public perception?

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Turning up ways to boost voter turnout

There’s an old joke I’ve heard one time too many. It goes like this: A politician is asked to respond to an election with turnout so low that only three voters showed up. The response: “Fine, as long as two of them vote for me.”

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NCSL Launches Initiative & Referendum Database

How has the initiative and referendum process changed over the years? What are some laws that could be affecting my state this year?

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3D Printing Aiding Many Industries - And One Little Girl

The focus of Thursday’s Legislative Summit session on 3D printing—which produces 3D models directly from designs—was on innovation and applications.But all of a sudden the room got misty.

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Unclear if States Will Face Scrutiny of Elections Policy

State and federal lawmakers are far from done with fallout from the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision that disengaged a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.

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Webinar Thursday on Energy Development and the Department of Defense

While the Department of Defense is a strong proponent of renewable energy, the department is also responsible for ensuring that wind turbines, solar panels and other infrastructure located on or near military installations do not conflict with test and training activities.

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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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