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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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What's Fair Is Question for Supreme Court in Tax Case

Every U.S Supreme Court tax case comes down to an argument perhaps most familiar to small children: “It isn’t fair.” 

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Few Public-Private Partnerships Laws Enacted in 2014

Twenty-three considered 99 bills to enact public-private partnerships (P3s or PPPs) or tweak existing P3 statutes during the 2104 legislative sessions, but few passed.

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N.C. Takes Closer Look at Child Support Incentive Payments

Little data exist across the country on how states are using federal incentive payments to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of child support programs. That information can be even harder to gather in the eight states with county-operated programs, as found by a recent legislative evaluation in North Carolina.

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