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Lawmakers Seek Solutions for Transportation Funding Shortfalls

State lawmakers gathered during last week's Legislative Summit for a roundtable discussion seeking solutions to the potential transportation funding shortfalls.

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Can You Hear Me Now? If Not, Read This ...

In T-Mobile South v. City of Roswell the Supreme Court will decide whether a letter denying a cell tower construction application that doesn’t explain the reasons for the denial meets the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (TCA) “in writing” requirement.

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NCSL Launches Initiative & Referendum Database

How has the initiative and referendum process changed over the years? What are some laws that could be affecting my state this year?

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Another 'Term of the States'  Ahead for Supreme Court?

The next U.S. Supreme Court term could be “the term of the states” (again!) with the court possibly accepting a same-sex marriage ban case and a case involving a challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s subsidy. 

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Judging by the tangle of litigation at state and federal courts, voter ID laws continue to smolder as an issue.

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Different Maybe, But Not Dirty

There is really nothing dirty about dirty forecasting.

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3D Printing Aiding Many Industries - And One Little Girl

The focus of Thursday’s Legislative Summit session on 3D printing—which produces 3D models directly from designs—was on innovation and applications.But all of a sudden the room got misty.

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States Have Their Own Ideas About Health Care Reform

If you think the Affordable Care Act is the last word on providing health care coverage for Americans you need to spend a little time listening to some of the state lawmakers who have spent years working in the trenches of health care.

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Pollsters: Political Environment Worst in Memory

Republican pollster Neil Newhouse started off with a grabber: How many in the audience are running for office, he asked. Next, he wanted to know, how many of those races are competitive?

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States on Front Lines of Drug Death Epidemic

A Minnesota state lawmaker who lost her 23-year-old daughter to a heroin overdose in 2007 carried legislation this past spring to help prevent similar deaths.

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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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