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One Right Makes Many Wrongs

Revolutionary times require revolutionary responses, Sir Ken Robinson told 3,000 or so attendees at the opening session of NCSL's 2014 Legislative Summit in Minneapolis yesterday. His revolutionary idea? That the right answer is the wrong approach.

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Crowdfunding: How states hope to jumpstart new businesses

Say you’ve designed a better picnic cooler­—one that, in addition to keeping the beer and wieners cold, makes fancy crushed-ice drinks, plays music and comes with LED lights in the lid, a USB phone charger and a built-in bottle opener, among other features.

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Wesley Clark: A Strategy for U.S. Energy Security

The solution to the nation's quest for energy security is a broad-based approach to developing liquid fuels from a variety of sources, General Wesley Clark told a session at NCSL's Legislative Summit Tuesday.

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Ready, Set ... Summit!

If NCSL operates at a steady hum on your average day, we are at Mach 10 now, as the final details fall (and are sometimes pushed) into place for our 40th annual Legislative Summit beginning Tuesday in Minneapolis.

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Summit Session Examines Land Use Around Military Bases

NCSL will address land use around military bases during a 10:45 a.m. session Tuesday at the Legislative Summit.

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Need an Early Childhood Policy Brush-Up?  Read on!

Most likely you have, at one point or another, heard a colleague mention pre-K, child care or even brain development as it relates to children. These are all important topics along with a handful of others that relate to babies, children and youth ranging in age from prenatal through the early school years.

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Summit Session: How Families are Faring 50 Years After War on Poverty

NCSL's Children and Families Program will be hosting an issue forum from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 21 to discuss where the country is 50 years after the War on Poverty was declared.

 

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One-stop Shopping For Everything You Need to Know About the Summit Sessions

In the 2014 Summit Session Resource Document, you can find bios of outstanding speakers, presentations, session handouts, links to streaming sessions, links to Q&A sessions, and related press releases, as they become available.

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How Are the Kids Doing?

A lot has changed for children in the U.S. since the '90s, with a recent report showing kids have experienced significant improvements in their lives over the last 20 years.
 

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Few Public-Private Partnerships Laws Enacted in 2014

Twenty-three considered 99 bills to enact public-private partnerships (P3s or PPPs) or tweak existing P3 statutes during the 2104 legislative sessions, but few passed.

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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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