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Laying the Groundwork for a Constitutional Convention

A group of state legislators is endeavoring to lay the foundation and ground rules to be used if a Constitutional Convention is called.

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States and Tribes Coming Together to Explore Radioactive Waste Cleanup

More than 80 members from NCSL’s Nuclear Legislative Working Group, the State and Tribal Government Working Group and the National Governors Association’s Federal Facilities Task Force participated in the meeting, which included special tours of the Santa Clara Pueblo and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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Category: Public Policy
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Can Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Transform the Industry?

The development of small modular reactors (SMRs) offers the potential to mitigate such industry challenges as an aging reactor fleet, rising construction and maintenance costs, safety concerns, the lack of a national radioactive waste storage site and increasing pressure from low-cost natural gas and has inspired renewed interest in the nuclear industry.  

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S.C. Intellectual Disability Ruling May Require Laws to be Rewritten

Every term, without fail, the U.S. Supreme Court issues at least one opinion that will require some state legislatures to rewrite statutes.

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Category: Public Policy
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Campaign False Statement Law Will Have its day in Court

During the 2010 election cycle the Susan B. Anthony List intended to run a billboard criticizing then-U.S. Representative Steve Driehaus for supporting taxpayer-funded abortion by voting in favor of the Affordable Care Act. Driehaus filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission claiming that SBA violated Ohio’s “false statements” statute that prevents making a false statement concerning the voting record of a candidate.

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Longtime Penn. Lawmaker Nicholas Micozzie To Retire

Longtime Pennsylvania State Representative Nicholas Micozzie is retiring after 36 years in office and 44 years of public service.

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Will Statutes of Repose Make a Comeback?

This Supreme Court term it was slim pickings for preemption cases. CTS Corp. v. Waldburger is one of just two preemption cases this term.  While it is a victory for state legislatures and preemption, it is probably a Pyrrhic one. 

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June 13 Webinar: An Introduction to Food Safety

More than 200 diseases are spread through food. From sidewalk vendors to Michelin-star restaurants, no one is immune to the considerable discomfort, pain, and even death that can come from a food-borne disease.

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Elections Technology CliffsNotes

We had the chance to go to a cool event in Denver last week. Academics, administrators and voting system testing experts (the techies that make sure our voting machines are working as they should) gathered. We, from NCSL, were a bit out of our element—or so we initially thought. 

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Category: Elections
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2014 Child Support and Family Enactments (So Far!)

With over 800 bills introduced in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, child support and family law remained a topic of conversation in legislatures across the country.

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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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