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Can an App Make Teens Better Drivers?

Every minute in the U.S., 660,000 drivers use handheld devices while driving.

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Long Live the Weak Expansion

Is there a disconnect between economic reality and public perception?

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Keeping the American Dream Alive the Issue at Summit Forum

Is the American Dream still attainable? Given the data on poverty, income inequality and lower economic mobility, what role do states play in ensuring every American has the opportunity to succeed?

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Turning up ways to boost voter turnout

There’s an old joke I’ve heard one time too many. It goes like this: A politician is asked to respond to an election with turnout so low that only three voters showed up. The response: “Fine, as long as two of them vote for me.”

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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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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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