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Administration, Congress Moving Forward on Nuclear Waste

After decades of contentious debate on how best to dispose of spent nuclear waste, the administration and members of the 114th Congress picked the same day to release their proposals related to the issue.

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Supreme Court Sides With Minority Voters in Alabama Case

In the only U.S. Supreme Court case of the term where the issue of race is front and center— other than the high profile Fair Housing Act case— the court sided with minority voters. Unsurprisingly, Justice Anthony Kennedy joined the majority opinion.

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House Poised to Employ 'Queen of the Hill' Rule

In 1975, Schoolhouse Rock! debuted the song “I’m Just a Bill,” a now infamous pop culture segment that describes what most people think of how a bill passes Congress. Now if it were only that simple.

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Meet Laura Rose: NCSL's New Director of Legislative Management

I moved from across the country to become the director of NCSL’s Legislative Management program but in many ways it felt like I was moving into a familiar neighborhood.

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States, Congress Continue to Fight Against Trolls

Of the 17 states that have introduced legislation in 2015, 10 of those are introducing patent troll legislation for the first time.

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NCSL Launches New Civil Rights Pages

Discrimination continues to play a part in our society and legislators are committed to using their status to work to address such issues as religious freedom, public accommodations and the use of foreign laws in state courts.

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Category: NCSL
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SCOTUS Rules on Rules

Slogging through the distinctions between “legislative rules” and “interpretive rules” may be more than even an avid U.S. Supreme Court watcher can take. But it can be worthwhile.

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The Toxic Politics of TSCA Reform

Who knew Bisphenol A or Diethylaluminum Chloride could be so exciting?

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Amtrak Leaves House Station, Next Stop U.S. Senate

The $7.2 billion reauthorization of Amtrak approved last week by the House of Representatives, would direct a greater share of resources to the Northeast Corridor (NEC.)

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Tips to Tweet Your Way to Social Media Supremacy

Now more than ever, social media plays an integral part in the legislative process. In fact, did you know that nearly every state legislature has some sort of social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Blog and YouTube)?

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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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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