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WIC: SUPPORTING THE HEALTH AND NUTRITION OF PREGNANT WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN

The WIC program provides food, health care referrals and breastfeeding support to low-income pregnant and postpartum women. The program is up for renewal in 2015, and among the topics of consideration are the low national participation rate, the federal requirement that all WIC agencies implement an EBT system, and the effect of increasing food prices on program funding.

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ENERGY DEVELOPMENT NEAR MILITARY OPERATIONS

Utility-scale renewable energy and related electrical transmission projects may interfere with military installations, test and training ranges, and airspace. State legislatures are working to prevent and mitigate energy-related encroachment on military installations to reduce costs and preserve the military mission.

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ALL-MAIL ELECTIONS

More voters are casting their ballots from home as states have increasingly allowed all-mail elections to take the place of traditional precinct polling place voting. This trend is prompting legislators to consider whether all-mail elections are a good fit for their state or community.

 

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PREVENTING PREGNANCY AMONG OLDER TEENS

U.S. teen birth rates have reached historic lows, but teen pregnancy, birth and abortion rates remain among the highest in the developed world. A closer look reveals the birth rate for teens ages 18 to 19 to be nearly four times that of their younger peers. States are devoting resources to effective strategies to prevent pregnancy among this population.

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If you need to be informed, you need LegisBriefs.  Concise. Easy-to-read. Informative. For people who want to know all sides of the emerging issues. Each two-page report gives you a wealth of insight into the issues that affect the states.  As a subscriber you'll get 48 briefs a year - that's 48 of the most important topics Americans care about.  Visit the Bookstore to learn more and subscribe. LegisBriefs are complimentary to all state legislators and legislative staff - contact NCSL for more information.

 


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