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Delaware Communications Staff Takes the Podcasting Plunge

It’s not like the communications staff for the Delaware House Democratic Caucus didn’t have enough to do. But after attending the Legislative Information and Communications Staff (LINCS) association’s professional development seminar last fall, they were inspired to take on a new project.

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'Almanac' Senior Author Sees New Battlegrounds in 2020

Four traditionally Republican-leaning states could become battlegrounds in 2020, says political analyst Louis Jacobson.

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Advice to New Legislators: What I Wish I Knew

David Long, who rose to become the Senate pro tem in Indiana, remembers an early meeting in his legislative career. He asked to talk with the chair of the finance committee to discuss the state’s income tax law and proceeded to tell him “how dumb aspects of it were.”

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New NCSL Podcast: How Recent Supreme Court Rulings Will Affect States’ Rights

From online shopping and wedding cakes to sports gambling and travel bans, the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest session prescribed a wide range of important political and legal precedents.

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What Does Wayfair Case Mean for State Legislatures?

Online retailers have revolutionized the way we shop. From practical goods like groceries to frivolous finds like decorations for your pet’s birthday party, you can now purchase practically anything without ever leaving your home.

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Podcast: Reversing 'Summer Slide' Key to Closing Achievement Gaps

The solution to the prevailing achievement gaps in education may be on the horizon, according to experts Matthew Boulay and Representative Barbara Smith Warner. 

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New NCSL Podcast: Summer Learning Program Closing Achievement Gaps

To kick off the summer, this week’s NCSL podcast, “Our American States,” finds host Gene Rose discussing how summer learning programs help close the achievement gap with Matthew Boulay and Representative Barbara Smith Warner (D-Oregon).

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Listen to Human Resources Expert Johnny Taylor Jr. on 'Our American States' Podcast

Human resource departments have importance that resonates beyond the immediate concerns of the #MeToo movement, Johnny Taylor tells the latest edition of NCSL’s “Our American States” podcast.

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“Our American States” podcast: Students and legislatures - a two-way street

In this week’s “Our American States” podcast, we hear from two legislators working actively to engage student’s in their districts by going into the classroom to connect and educate them about representative democracy and the American form of government.

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New NCSL Podcast: The Economic Case for Early Childhood Education

This week on NCSL’s podcast, "Our American States," host Gene Rose discusses the economic case for early childhood education (ECE) with Art Rolnick and Senator Howard Stephenson (R-Utah).

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