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Female Veterans' Issues Highlighted at NCSL Session

More than 7,000 of the nation’s 1.8 million female veterans are homeless, four times the rate of civilian women. Furthermore, female veterans have higher rates of unemployment than their civilian counterparts. Those needs of female veterans were among the topics during a Fall Forum session devoted to state services for veterans co-sponsored by NCSL’s Military and Veterans’ Affairs Task Force and the Women’s Legislative Network.

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NCSL Involvement in Three Branch Institute Highlighted

A partnership involving NCSL to coordinate foster care across three branches of government is featured in a recent online commentary by Governing magazine.

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Staff Spends Afternoon at the Library, Then the Court

NCSL’s Fall Forum began with style—in particular, the mosaic tile and vaulted ceiling type of style—as attendees had the opportunity to tour the Library of Congress and attend a Supreme Court lecture.

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Cleared for Takeoff: NCSL Lands First Class Tour of Reagan National Airport

As part of NCSL’s Fall Forum last week in Washington D.C. the Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee partnered with the Airports International Council- North America (AIC-NA) to provide interested NCSL members with an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Washington’s Reagan National Airport (DCA). 

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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State Lawmakers Head to Capitol Hill

The Marketplace Fairness Act, fiscal uncertainty faced by states, unfunded federal mandates and tax reform were among the issues up for discussion Wednesday as more than 200 state legislators from 41 states met with congressional leadership and 150 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Chambers to Watch: the Virginia Senate

The Virginia House of Delegates held scheduled elections in 2013 but the real news this year is in the state Senate.

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Category: NCSL, Elections
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Elections Policy: Looking Back at 2013 and Ahead to 2014

NCSL’s Redistricting and Elections Task Force will host a session during NCSL's Fall Forum of what to expect in elections policy in 2014.

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Category: NCSL, Elections
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Oppose the King Amendment in the House version of the Farm Bill and support the Senate versions’ nutrition title.  This was the message from NCSL’s leadership in a Nov. 12 letter to the House and Senate Farm Bill conference leaders. 

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Politics, health reform, drones and much more at Fall Forum

Political disunity, health reform, drones, immigration, the cloud and  the three E’s—education, elections and energy—will all be top-shelf agenda items during the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Fall Forum Dec. 4-6 in Washington, D.C.

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NLSSA Charter Member Thomas Cedric Townsend (1943-2013)

National Legislative Services and Security Association members are mourning the death of former Texas Senate sergeant-at-arms, Tommy Townsend who passed away on Monday, Nov. 18. Tommy was widely known and respected throughout the halls of the Texas capitol for a distinguished career that spanned more than four decades.

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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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