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Justice Kennedy's Concurrence in Tax Case Leans on SLCC Brief

U.S. Supreme Court amici—friends of the court—long for any scrap of recognition from the court.

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Child Welfare Legislation Spanned Wide Range in 2014

Child welfare legislation spanned a range of familiar and emerging topics during the 2014 legislative sessions as 45 states enacted nearly 300 bills on child welare-related issues.

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There's Kentucky Beauty Amid the Stark Weather

Amid the closures and troubles caused by heavy snowfall and bitter temperatures in many state capitals recently, there are images of beauty.

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SCOTUS Oral Argument Analysis: Arizona Legislature Likely to Prevail

Even if Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission wasn’t the biggest case the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear involving legislative authority in a long time, the oral argument was bound to be interesting.

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Scotus Ruling Means Big Changes for State Agencies, Boards, Commissions

The Supreme Court’s decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC will affect how many of states’ hundreds of agencies, boards, and commissions operate and are governed. 

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Good News at the Pump is Bad News for Some States

Americans are smiling as they drive past gas stations, but what does the dramatic drop in oil prices mean to state budgets?

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Early Care/Education Update: Bills Addressing Development Block Grants

With legislatures back in session we are seeing bills addressing the new requirements included in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) block grants.

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An Animated Look at How NCSL Supports Staff

The new Ydraw animation video featured on the Legislative Staff Services page entertainingly points out that NCSL is your “secret agent.”

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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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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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