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STEM LEARNING IN AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS

A growing gap exists between the amount of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs and the number of American students who have sufficient education and interest in these fields. To address this gap, states are considering strategies to create opportunities for K-12 students to engage in STEM.

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TREATING HEPATITIS C

Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver disease, including liver cancers and failure. However, new treatments for hepatitis C are curing more people than before. State lawmakers are considering ways to increase awareness and screenings in key populations and in state-supported programs such as Medicaid.

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REDUCING STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS

State employee health insurance costs represent a significant portion of states’ overall health spending. The rising cost of health coverage for state employees has some state policymakers looking for ways to not only slow increasing costs, but also to improve employees’ health.

 

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IMPROVING VOTER TURNOUT

After a big election, candidates and the public look for two things: Who won and the voter turnout. It often is difficult to pinpoint policies that may increase voter turnout, but legislators and others are interested in any measures that might make a noticeable change.

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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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