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Crowdfunding: How states hope to jumpstart new businesses

Say you’ve designed a better picnic cooler­—one that, in addition to keeping the beer and wieners cold, makes fancy crushed-ice drinks, plays music and comes with LED lights in the lid, a USB phone charger and a built-in bottle opener, among other features.

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The Not-So-Bizarre World of Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern is a self-described “fat white guy who travels around the world and shoves bugs in his mouth.”

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Wesley Clark: A Strategy for U.S. Energy Security

The solution to the nation's quest for energy security is a broad-based approach to developing liquid fuels from a variety of sources, General Wesley Clark told a session at NCSL's Legislative Summit Tuesday.

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Ready, Set ... Summit!

If NCSL operates at a steady hum on your average day, we are at Mach 10 now, as the final details fall (and are sometimes pushed) into place for our 40th annual Legislative Summit beginning Tuesday in Minneapolis.

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Summit Session Examines Land Use Around Military Bases

NCSL will address land use around military bases during a 10:45 a.m. session Tuesday at the Legislative Summit.

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Need an Early Childhood Policy Brush-Up?  Read on!

Most likely you have, at one point or another, heard a colleague mention pre-K, child care or even brain development as it relates to children. These are all important topics along with a handful of others that relate to babies, children and youth ranging in age from prenatal through the early school years.

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Summit Session: How Families are Faring 50 Years After War on Poverty

NCSL's Children and Families Program will be hosting an issue forum from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 21 to discuss where the country is 50 years after the War on Poverty was declared.

 

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NCSL Chart Focuses on Independent Expenditures

NCSL has compiled a 50-state chart summarizing states’ independent expenditure reporting requirements. The chart offers a general overview of people and groups who must report independent expenditures, dollar thresholds triggering reporting, and required filings.

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How Are the Kids Doing?

A lot has changed for children in the U.S. since the '90s, with a recent report showing kids have experienced significant improvements in their lives over the last 20 years.
 

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Congress Follows States' Lead on In-State Tuition for Veterans

Before Congress broke for a five-week recess it passed H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act, which includes a provision requiring in-state tuition for recent veterans.

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