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State Strategies Guide Long-Term Energy Policies

A comprehensive state energy plan creates a strategy and framework to help states meet changing energy needs and ensure access to affordable, diverse and reliable energy.

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Health Marketplaces Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 15

With fall leaves painting the landscape, it’s time to think about the next open enrollment period to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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Lessons From North Dakota's Energy Boom

A bipartisan delegation of state legislators—representing eight states—traveled to North Dakota in June to see first-hand how the state is using a range of modern technologies to extract fossil resources.

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Education, Tax Incentives, Data Collection Discussed at NCSL Jobs Summit

Education advocate Tom Vander Ark was one of several speakers who shared their ideas  with dozens of legislators and staff members at NCSL’s recent Jobs Summit.

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Legislative Librarians to Give Back to Baton Rouge

Members of the Legislative Research Librarians staff section plan to make a difference to the local community when they gather in Baton Rouge for their fall seminar Oct. 1-3.

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Preliminary Findings Show Nearly 4 Percent Increase in Early Care/Education

State appropriations to early care and education increased by 3.8 percent in fiscal year 2014, according to preliminary findings from NCSL's annual survey of state legislative fiscal offices.

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Summit Tour Shows the Forest Through the Paper

Did you know that forest products manufacturing is a carbon-neutral process or that the paper products manufacturing industry generates about 4.5 percent of total annual U.S. manufacturing GDP? Did you know it's among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states?

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Jennifer Jones, John Snyder Honored With Legislative Staff Achievement Awards

Jennifer Jones of Texas and John Snyder of Kentucky were awarded the Standing Committees Legislative Staff Achievement Award at NCSL's Legislative Summit in Minneapolis in August.

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Weighty Topic: New State Obesity Data

Anyone who’s ever struggled with their weight (and that’s a lot of us) may or may not have been waiting with bated breath for the 2013 state obesity data just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Can an App Make Teens Better Drivers?

Every minute in the U.S., 660,000 drivers use handheld devices while driving.

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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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