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How Does U.S. Health Care Rate Internationally? Hint: Not Good

Are Americans getting the best bang for their health care buck?

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The Court and the States: What's Next?

The Supreme Court has an interesting docket for next term but hasn’t accepted any blockbusters yet. That is likely to change soon.

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Summit Tour Shows the Forest Through the Paper

Did you know that forest products manufacturing is a carbon-neutral process or that the paper products manufacturing industry generates about 4.5 percent of total annual U.S. manufacturing GDP? Did you know it's among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states?

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Grandparents' Day Spotlights Grandparents as Caregivers

In the wake of National Grandparents Day, it's worth noting that, in 2012, 7.1 million grandparents had granchildren under the age of 18 living with them.

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Early Learning Fellows Hear Benefits of Early Childhood Investment

NCSL’s Early Learning Fellows class of 2014 heard a presentation on the economic benefits of investing in early childhood, toured a program that provides single mothers and their children with a safe and affordable place to live, and saw research into the role of early mathematics skill development during a pre-conference to NCSL's annual Legislative Summit in August.

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September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, a time during which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works with state and local organizations and communities to raise awareness about the importance of emergency preparedness.

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Data Drives Mississippi Sentencing and Corrections Reforms

Mississippi is among a growing number of states to engage in a process to collect and analyze their justice systems data and use it to improve outcomes with data-driven policy reforms.

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Legislators Get the Online Lowdown at Summit

Everybody is online, but not everybody has an online strategy.

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California First State to Ban Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are the most common consumer item on the planet—and one of the more controversial.

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Weighty Topic: New State Obesity Data

Anyone who’s ever struggled with their weight (and that’s a lot of us) may or may not have been waiting with bated breath for the 2013 state obesity data just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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