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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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States Acting to Reform Individual Health Insurance

The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes more than a dozen consumer protections aimed at fixing previous local variations or shortcomings in availability, affordability and adequacy of individual market health insurance.

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States, Cities—Wet and Dry—Embracing Water Recycling

Many tourists love to watch the beautiful, intricate water show at Las Vegas’ Bellagio. What they may not realize is the water that splashes the crowd is non-drinkable recycled water.

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Vegas: Where State-of-the-Art Elections Are a Sure Bet

The warehouse that houses Clark County’s election department may not have the lights and glitz of the nearby Las Vegas strip, but it is no less awe-inspiring.

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Category: Elections
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No Summer Recess for Infrastructure

With only two weeks left until Washington, D.C., hits its annual summer recess, we saw a pair of announcements from the administration last week that struck a common theme: infrastructure.

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The View of Vote-by-Mail from Washington State

I asked the assembled election officials what’s good and what’s not-so-good about running elections entirely by mail. Here are a few of the answers:

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Category: Elections
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Supreme Court Didn't Overrule Collective Bargaining Precedent

Supreme Court cases are usually known for what they hold. Harris v. Quinn will forever be known for what it did not hold. 

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NCSL Military Task Force Travels to Alaska

Alaska's size, climate, wildlife, and rugged beauty make the “Last Frontier” not only a spectacular tourist destination, but a place that residents are proud to call home. And if all that weren't enough, the state is also remarkable from a military perspective.

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Senator Klobuchar Moves Human Trafficking Legislation

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), a featured plenary session speaker at NCSL's Legislative Summit, has spearheaded an effort to combat human trafficking in the United States Senate.

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Paid for by Whom? Disclaimer Requirements in the Digital Age

Political advertisements disseminated on the web often are not subject to the same disclaimer requirements as television or radio communications, leaving viewers in the dark as to the ad’s source of funding.

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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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