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Child Support and Family Law in 2013

In 2013, at least 42 States, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia enacted 140 bills on various topics affecting child support and family law.

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What's New With the Minimum Wage?

Is a minimum wage hike picking up interest? While the minimum wage has long been an ebb-and-flow topic in the halls of Congress and statehouses around the country, it has picked up steam recently with the president’s signature of an Executive Order that raises the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour on new federal contracts beginning in January 2015.

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Bankruptcy, Bonds and Pensions: Setting the Record Straight

State and local retirement systems have already pre-funded the majority of their pension costs and have more than $3.7 trillion assets held in trust for both current and future retirees, according to a fact sheet released last week by NCSL and other groups representing state and local governments.

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NCSL on the Hill: NCSL Staff Gets Efficient

Following up on a hearing chaired by Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), NCSL staff took the half-mile trek across the street  and met with Senator Franken’s staff to discuss our position and research on energy efficiency issues.

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NCSL travels to the Land of Lincoln – not to celebrate his birthday (that was last Wednesday), but to meet with legislators and legislative staff  from the Midwest region at the 2014 Midwest Environmental Health Policy Summit, held Thursday and Friday in – you guessed it! – Springfield, Ill.

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Autonomous Vehicles: On the Road to New Technologies

Enter car, buckle up, adjust seat, tune audio system and HANDS OFF THE STEERING WHEEL PLEASE.

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Midwest State Fiscal Leaders Gather for Budget Projections in Chicago

Despite the recent bipartisan budget agreement, federal budget negotiators won’t be locking arms and singing "Kumbaya" anytime soon, according to Stan Collender, national director of financial communications at Qorvis

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Report Outlines Five Key Steps to Implement Fast Track Medicaid Enrollment

A recent report from the State Health Reform Assistance Network, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, identifies five key steps for states to take to implement fast track Medicaid enrollment.

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Representative Terri Austin Participates in U.S. Congressional P3 Roundtable

It was standing room only on Tuesday, when state Representative Terri Austin (D-Ind.) participated in a roundtable discussion with the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee special Panel on Public-Private Partnerships (P3)

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Webinar: Everybody Wins—Driving Economic Growth and Energy Efficiency With On-Bill Financing

With state and consumer budgets bouncing back from the lows of the economic recession, efficiency policies that reduce consumer and business energy bills can play a strong role in helping to maintain economic momentum.

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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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