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Autonomous Vehicles: On the Road to New Technologies

Enter car, buckle up, adjust seat, tune audio system and HANDS OFF THE STEERING WHEEL PLEASE.

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New Websites Invite Citizens to Have their Voices Heard

New websites in two states are encouraging citizens to speak up and have their voices heard by lawmakers.  

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Midwest State Fiscal Leaders Gather for Budget Projections in Chicago

Despite the recent bipartisan budget agreement, federal budget negotiators won’t be locking arms and singing "Kumbaya" anytime soon, according to Stan Collender, national director of financial communications at Qorvis

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Report Outlines Five Key Steps to Implement Fast Track Medicaid Enrollment

A recent report from the State Health Reform Assistance Network, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, identifies five key steps for states to take to implement fast track Medicaid enrollment.

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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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Webinar: Everybody Wins—Driving Economic Growth and Energy Efficiency With On-Bill Financing

With state and consumer budgets bouncing back from the lows of the economic recession, efficiency policies that reduce consumer and business energy bills can play a strong role in helping to maintain economic momentum.

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States Consider More "Good Samaritan" Laws to Combat Drug Overdoses

Recent celebrity drug overdose deaths—most notably Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman—shine a spotlight on states' efforts to combat overdose death by passing so-called "Good Samaritan" laws.

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Getting the Word Out on EITC and Free Tax Filing

The average tax refund of $2,803 represents an opportunity to pay bills, make those wish list purchases or even save for a rainy day. For many low-to-moderate income families, that check from the Internal Revenue Service is the largest lump sum they receive each year and efforts from both public and private sectors aim to help families keep more of their hard-earned money.

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Farm Bill Signed by President

President Obama signed the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) into law Friday during a visit to Michigan State University, marking an end to the multi-year and multi-bill process for reauthorizing the 2008 Farm Bill.

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	Farm and Forest Issues at the Forefront of New Climate Initiative

Seven climate center hubs that will track how the farm and forest industry, specifically, is affected by climate change will be created, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday. Not only will the hubs be centers for information gathering, they will also provide farmers, foresters and rural communities with guidance and technical assistance in adapting to extreme weather conditions.

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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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