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Tax Time Help for Working Families

Twenty percent of eligible working families do not claim the earned income tax credit or EITC.

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In Memoriam: Utah Speaker Becky Lockhart

Speaker Becky Lockhart, who passed away Jan. 17, will be remembered as a dedicated and transformative leader. Her work in the legislature and as the first female speaker set precedent in Utah and provided an inspiring path for women and young girls to become involved in public service.

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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President's Plan for Free Community College Tuition Builds on Efforts in Many States

Although more details from the administration are forthcoming—the president mentioned the proposal in Tuesday's State of the Union address—the proposal, “America’s College Promise,” would increase federal funding to cover three-quarters of the average community college tuition, and states would be required to cover the rest.

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Category: Public Policy
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President Makes Move For Paid Sick Leave

Recently, President Obama signed a presidential memorandum aimed at agencies to allow federal workers six weeks of advanced paid sick leave to take care of a new child or ailing family members.

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Category: Public Policy
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NCSL's Summary of 2014 Enacted Environmental Legislation Now Available

NCSL's summary of enacted environmental health legislation from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico during 2014 is now available.

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Category: Public Policy
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NCSL Task Force: Marketplace Fairness Act Superior to Origin Sourcing

After more than three hours of testimony from leading state tax experts, proponents, and opponents of the hybrid origin sourcing concept, the task force learned that it would radically change the way sales taxes are imposed and would effectually raise taxes on most every American and would create complex administrative burdens on states.

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Illinois Pioneers State-run Retirement Plan for Private Sector Workers

Departing Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a groundbreaking bill on Sunday that supporters say will help pave the way to a secure retirement for millions of private sector workers.

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Category: Public Policy
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Massachusetts State House Time Capsule Yields Delights

Paul Revere and Samuel Adams couldn't have fathomed the attention lavished on the little package of artifacts they buried in the cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House on the Fourth of July, 1795, and unearthed Tuesday night.

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Category: Capitols
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Is Juvenile Life Without Parole Ruling Retroactive?

In 2012 in Miller v. Alabama, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states may not mandate that juvenile offenders be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Category: Public Policy
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Rewrite Outdated Traffic Laws Anyway?

When the U.S. Supreme Court accepted Heien v. North Carolina I recommended that state legislatures take a look at outdated traffic laws. The court’s decision in this case may make doing so less urgent—at least to avoid Fourth Amendment litigation.

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Category: Public Policy
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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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