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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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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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Rewrite Outdated Traffic Laws Anyway?

When the U.S. Supreme Court accepted Heien v. North Carolina I recommended that state legislatures take a look at outdated traffic laws.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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Sales Tax Revenues Expected to Jingle Into the New Year

The holiday season is upon us, which means that states can expect their tax revenues to jingle nicely in their pockets as they ring in the New Year.

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Does the Americans With Disabilities Act Apply to Arrests?

The Fourth Amendment applies to arrests, no question about it. What about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

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Early Care and Education Final 2014 Update

As we start the wind down of 2014 we finish up the year with our final quarterly Early Care and Education e-update.

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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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