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Relief at the Pump Opens Door for Gas Tax Hikes

Many states see the current low gas prices as a prime chance to help alleviate the growing gap between infrastructure needs and declining transportation funding revenue.

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Why State Legislators Matter Most

Americans have made it clear: They want action, not impasse, from their government. And state legislatures, the laboratories of democracy, deliver.

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January State Legislatures magazine now available

January's State Legislatures magazine is hot off the press with lots of cool content.

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'What I Wish I Knew ...' Webinar Gives Advice to New Legislators

In coordination with NCSL’s Young and New Professionals, we are hosting an innovative webinar that will integrate a previously filmed “talk-show”-style video with a live question and answer session.

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Majority of State Legislatures Will Convene This Month

Legislative sessions for 2015 are underway! All the 50 state legislatures and six U.S. possessions and territories will meet this year.

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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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Legislators Explore Technology's Impact on Electric Utilities

The impact of new technologies, such as solar panels and smart grid technology, on state policy and the electricity sector was the focus of an intriguing discussion at the NCSL Forum earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

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Lawmakers Urged to Think Big for Transportation Solutions

A day after blanketing Capitol Hill to highlight concerns with federal funding for transportation, attendees of NCSL’s 2014 Forum got a front seat to a discussion with two transportation policy experts.

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States Must Have Cybersecurity Plan

The massive data hack that hit Sony and resulted in the cancellation of the release of a major holiday-season movie is just the latest and most high-profile of a series of devastating data breaches, email attacks and other cybersecurity incidents.

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Pew: State Tax Revenue Recovery Growth Slow, Uneven

The Pew Charitable Trusts recently released a report on state tax collections through the second quarter of 2014.

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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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