The December issue looks at the work states face to deal with the health care needs of an aging population and new approaches to teacher evaluations.
While this season usually conjures images of snowy landscapes, warm mittens and hot chocolate, the Christmas holidays can often signal a trip to warm getaways of sunshine and sand—and swimming pools. With the California Appeals Court taking back up a lawsuit against chlorine manufacturers, this snowy season is the perfect time to ask about pool safety.
International comparisons are tricky. Every three years the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development administers the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) to half a million students in 65 countries. Legislators and staff attending NCSL’s Fall Forum got a special presentation on the results.
While a recent Washington Post article notes that the Supreme Court isn’t hearing as many cases as usual this winter, the Court has not been shy about taking qualified immunity cases.
Driven by improving revenues and expenditures that were generally on target, states entered fiscal year (FY) 2014 in better fiscal shape than they have been in years according to NCSL's just-released "State Budget Actions FY 2013 and FY 2014."
It looks like an abortion case…but it really isn’t. It just happens to have come up in the context of an abortion clinic. It’s actually a speech case; a time, place, and manner case.
NCSL's Ben Husch presented NCSL's position on nuclear waste issues before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
An interim legislative committee is considering three possible alternatives to expanding Medicaid in Wyoming, after a proposal to expand the traditional program was overwhelmingly rejected during the last legislative session. Each option has a strong backer, though none seem completely sold on expansion.
For the second time in two years, the parties have settled a dispute before the Supreme Court over claims under the Fair Housing Act.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' much-anticipated enrollment report, “Initial Enrollment-Related Activity in the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces,” released on Thursday, documents that state-run exchanges have the major share of individuals who have chosen and enrolled in a specific commercial plan.
How well are American schools preparing students for the 21st century global economy? An NCSL Fall Forum panel will discuss a study to be released Dec. 3 that will give a snapshot into how 15-year-old students in the United States compare to students in 65 other countries in math, science and reading.
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