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Financial Stability Means a Lot More than Saving For Retirement

Many Americans believe their finances are in good order because they are saving regularly for retirement, often through an employer-augmented 401(k) plan.

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State Prekindergarten Programs: A Decade of Progress

Steve Barnett, director of the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), highlighted some of the key findings of NIEER's annual State Preschool Yearbook during a June 24 NCSL webinar entitled State Prekindergarten Programs: A Decade of Progress.

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Walking the Talk in Atlanta For Public Health

When “Gone With the Wind” premiered in Atlanta in December 1939, the stars stayed at the Georgian Terrace Hotel where they gathered for a celebration.Seventy-five years later at the Georgian Terrace, NCSL partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to sponsor a two-day NCSL invitational meeting "Cost Effective Strategies in Public Health: The 'Winnable Battles Initiative.'"

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Van Dyken-Rouen Injury Tragic Reminder of ATV Dangers

The tragic injury of six-time Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen was an uncomfortable reminder of the dangers posed by all-terrain vehicles.

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Wisconsin Elections: Decentralized Down to the Village Level

Wisconsin is a unique case study in elections administration because it is highly decentralized. Elections are run by 1,852 jurisdictions at the city, town and village level, rather than on the county level as in most other states.

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NCSL Launches Elections Administration Research Database

NCSL has launched the Elections Administration Research Database, which brings together over 1,900 reports that, altogether, address a wide range of elections topics. It is supported by generous funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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What's New in State Legislatures Magazine

The June issue of State Legislatures is on its way to your mailbox. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

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NCSL's Child Welfare Legislative Policy Network Newsletter Now Available

Research on mandatory reporting of child abuse, including up-to-date legislation, is only one of the areas covered by the most recent issue of the the Child Welfare Legislative Policy Network Newsletter, a monthly publication of NCSL's Child Welfare Project.

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NCSL President: Preview the Speakers at the Legislative Summit

Watch NCSL President Bruce Starr preview the speakers at the Legislative Summit Aug. 19-22 in Minneapolis.

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Lucky No. 7 for Water Infrastructure Bill

It has been seven years since Congress has passed a reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act, the act that funds water infrastructure projects such as harbor maintenance and operations, levees construction and port activities across the country.

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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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