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A Day in the Life of a Rural Texas Elections Administrator

There are no shortcuts to running an election, especially when your county is the largest in Texas.

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What's Next For Same-Sex Marriage?

The Supreme Court’s announcement that it would not hear any of the seven petitions striking down same-sex marriage bans was stunning.

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Lessons From North Dakota's Energy Boom

A bipartisan delegation of state legislators—representing eight states—traveled to North Dakota in June to see first-hand how the state is using a range of modern technologies to extract fossil resources.

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There's an Elections App for That!

In a bid to make election information more accessible to a population that spends more and more of its time staring at a smart phone screen, election jurisdictions across the country are creating apps for smart phones that provide voters with essential information about the upcoming election.

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Arizona Redistricting Case Leads State Interest in Supreme Court Docket

The Supreme Court “long conference” did not disappoint. The court granted a total of 11 petitions, a number of which will have some impact on the states. 

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Tax Measures on the Ballot in Nine States

Tax-related ballot measures have been certified to appear on Election Day ballots in nine states.

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Education, Tax Incentives, Data Collection Discussed at NCSL Jobs Summit

Education advocate Tom Vander Ark was one of several speakers who shared their ideas  with dozens of legislators and staff members at NCSL’s recent Jobs Summit.

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Voting Issues Going to the Voters

When it comes to election administration, campaign finance, primaries and redistricting, the law of the land is generally determined by state lawmakers. However, these decisions can also be made by voters.

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Voters Will Decide Wide Range of Education Issues

Education issues spanning the spectrum from pre-Kindergarten to college will be decided by voters in 11 states on Election Day.

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Six States' Voters Rolling Dice on Gambling Measures

Six states are giving voters the chance to make a decision on state-operated gambling and lottery activities during this election.

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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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