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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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Human Trafficking Legislation Moves Through Congress

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved two bills on April 30 regarding anti-human trafficking legislation that have direct state impact. The bills are expected to be on the floor on the U.S. House of Representatives in mid-May for consideration.

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State Budget Outlook: Stable

NCSL's "State Budget Update: Spring 2014," provides a snapshot of recent state fiscal conditions. The outlook for state budgets is stable entering the final months of fiscal year 2014, the report found.

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Our favorite information request last week came from a capitol tour guide: “Has any other capitol had problems with visitors wearing “bling” jeans and damaging the building?

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States Waiting for WIPP to be Back in Business

The future storage of radioactive materials from the nation’s cold-war nuclear weapons production program to an underground storage site in southeast New Mexico is on hold. States wait—and wonder when the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP, will be back in business.

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How Does Your State Stack Up In Health Care Rankings?

Five states—Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Hawaii—are the nation’s pacesetters for access to health care, the quality of services and lowering costs, according to the Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on State Health System Performance.

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Happy 35th Anniversary, RACSS

You’ve probably noticed the 40th anniversary logo on NCSL’s website and read some of the stories in State Legislatures magazine about our history. But NCSL isn’t alone in celebrating an anniversary this year.

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What to Expect as an NCSL Early Learning Fellow in 2014

The NCSL Early Learning Fellows program is at it again. This year is the third round of the program and both the Fellows and NCSL Early Care and Education project staff are excited.

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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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