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State-Friendly Education Bill Hits Committee Mark-Up

The Senate HELP Committee bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), moves forward this week with Tuesday’s mark-up of a bipartisan bill that represents intense negotiations between Chairman Senator Lamar Alexander (Tennessee) and Ranking Member Senator Patty Murray (Washington)—and in several key respects resembles the NCSL-NGA reauthorization plan that was released in February.

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April Issue of State Legislatures: Lawmakers Turned Authors

The April issue of State Legislatures is now available online with a cover story on lawmakers who still find time to be authors.

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Tunisian Lawmakers Visit NCSL

A group of Tunisian lawmakers who are heavily involved in their country’s transition to democracy visited NCSL this week gathering information about the nuts and bolts of government.

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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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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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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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Civility = Respect, NCSL's Peggy Kerns Tells Wyoming's 'Leap Into Leadership' Event

Treating people with civility is about treating them with respect, NCSL’s Peggy Kerns told  more than 200 men and women during Wyoming's annual Leap Into Leadership event.

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