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Representative Terri Austin Participates in U.S. Congressional P3 Roundtable

It was standing room only on Tuesday, when state Representative Terri Austin (D-Ind.) participated in a roundtable discussion with the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee special Panel on Public-Private Partnerships (P3)

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Webinar: Everybody Wins—Driving Economic Growth and Energy Efficiency With On-Bill Financing

With state and consumer budgets bouncing back from the lows of the economic recession, efficiency policies that reduce consumer and business energy bills can play a strong role in helping to maintain economic momentum.

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Farm Bill Signed by President

President Obama signed the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) into law Friday during a visit to Michigan State University, marking an end to the multi-year and multi-bill process for reauthorizing the 2008 Farm Bill.

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LBJ: Watching a Maestro at Work

Attendees at NCSL’s Executive Committee meeting in Austin, Texas, were treated to a first-hand recollection of the persuasive power of President Lyndon Johnson during an event at the LBJ library Friday night.

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Wyoming Representative Sue Wallis Dies, Leaves Legacy of Public Service and Poetry

Representative Sue Wallis, who served four terms in the Wyoming Legislature, died Tuesday. She was 56.

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Field Trip to Texas  to See How Elections are Run

It was a cool morning in Austin, Texas, when a group of legislators, staffers, two NCSL staffers and state officials met at the state capitol last week for a “field trip” to see how elections are run in a small Texas county.

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State Legislatures Magazine Celebrates 40 Years

State Legislatures magazine begins celebrating NCSL’s 40th year this month.

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NCSL Putting Together MAP-21 Workgroup

Given the state impact of MAP-21 and its successor, NCSL’s Natural Resources and Infrastructure (NRI) Committee is putting together a  MAP-21 working group.

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Best Practices for Debate and Decorum

Has the interim made you a bit rusty on rules of debate and decorum? Check out these eight short videos that highlight the best practices for debate and decorum. Topics include referring to officers by title, not name and respecting the independence of the legislative branch.

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State Legislatures magazine celebrates humble launch 40 years ago.

The headline on the four-page, black and white publication proclaimed “State Legislative Organization Is Born.” It was Volume 1, Number 1 of State Legislatures Today. Dated January 1975, it marked the birth of an organization—NCSL—and a magazine, both 40 years old this month.

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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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