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THE EMERGENCE OF BITCOIN

Of the many options available for Internet transactions, Bitcoin is the most popular of available cryptocurrencies. However, Bitcoins are not insured by any entity, and are vulnerable to loss and theft by hackers. State and federal officials are seeking solutions to Bitcoin taxability and regulation.

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CHILDREN AND FOOD ALLERGIES

About one in 13 children - an estimated 3 million - has food allergies, a number that has steadily increased since the late 1990's. States have laws designed to either prevent student exposure to food allergens or to train school personnel to ensure an efficient response to alllergic reactions. 

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CAPITAL FINANCING AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION

The Great Recession not only strained state general funds, but also limited state infrastructure budgets. Even in the face of a slow economic recovery, states are beginning to take on new capital infrastructure projects. Many are doing so with creative financing models.

 

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ELECTRONIC POLL BOOKS

Electronic poll books represent a new trend in elections administration. An e-poll book replaces the traditional paper book, and allows poll workers to look up voter similar to a Google search. As e-poll books become more common, states are beginning to grapple with legislation to authorize their use.

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OVERVIEW | LEGISBRIEFS

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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