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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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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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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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