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Webinar Examines Energy Diversity, Reliability and Risk

Do the rapid changes we are seeing in energy resources pose a threat to the stability and reliability of our electric grid? What risks do extreme weather events, such as the polar vortex, pose to our ability to heat and cool our homes, or run our businesses, during these critical times?

 

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Spring Is Convening While Most Legislatures Are Adjourning

Spring flowers are starting to bloom. Birds are chirping. Glorious sunshine is ushering out any last signs of winter. In other words, Spring has convened! And, by the time the air becomes permanently warm, most state legislatures will have adjourned.    

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Category: Legislators
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Ever Wonder What's in Your Water?

Fifteen percent of people in the United States consume drinking water from unregulated, private water systems that are not covered by the Safe Drinking Water Act or other federal water safety requirements. Attend an April 11 webinar to learn more.

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New York Lawmakers Sign on to National Popular Vote Compact

The New York Senate and Assembly have approved a proposal to join the National Popular Vote (NPV) Interstate Compact.

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Category: Elections
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Oce Smith, longtime sergeant-at-arms in the West Virginia Legislature, was honored recently with the National Legislative Services and Security Association's President's Charter Member Achievement Award.

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Supreme Court Campaign Finance Case Likely to Affect about a Dozen States

Earlier this week the Supreme Court struck down aggregate limits on individual contributions to candidates for federal office, political parties, and political action committees. McCutcheon v. FEC will likely impact the dozen or so states that place aggregate limits on individual campaign contributions to candidates for state office. 

 

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Category: Public Policy
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Nebraska, Georgia Join Online Registration Boom

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman on Monday signed into law LB 661 by Senator Bob Krist, the same day Georgia launched a state website that allows its residents to register online to vote.

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Category: Elections
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April State Legislatures Magazine Available Now

The April issue of State Legislatures is on its way to your mailbox, but you don't have to wait. It's available now in PDF format and online.

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Category: NCSL
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Vermont: Haven for Indie-Pols

Democrats and Republicans have an overwhelming grip on most U.S. legislatures. Of the 535 voting members of the U.S. Congress, just two – Maine Senator Angus King and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (pictured) – are independents and zero identify primarily with a third party.

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New Episode Emerges in Proof of Citizenship Serial

A new episode has just emerged in the long-running serial about whether a voter can be required to prove citizenship

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Category: Elections
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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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