NCSL Today

NCSL Today


  • New questions on health law as rulings on subsidies differ | The New York Times
    Two federal appeals court panels issued conflicting rulings Tuesday on whether the government could subsidize health insurance premiums for millions of Americans, raising yet more questions about the future of the health care law four years after it was signed by President Obama.
  • Ohio collecting more in online sales tax revenue | Columbus Dispatch
    Online sales-tax collections hit a record $45 million in Ohio in the budget year that just ended, a 68 percent increase from five years ago.
  • Should lawmakers address 'digital afterlife'? | Associated Press
    The Uniform Law Commission, whose members are appointed by state governments to help standardize state laws, on Wednesday endorsed the plan for "digital assets." It would give loved ones access to — but not control of — the deceased's digital accounts unless a will says otherwise.
    State Legislatures magazine story on Life After Death Online.
  • North Carolina fifth state to rewrite Common Core | The Charlotte Observer
    North Carolina has begun a rewrite of the Common Core education curriculum.
  • Bats in Vermont statehouse? No problem | Burlington Free Press
    Bats swoop through the halls of Vermont’s grand Statehouse, and nobody seems to mind. Workers say it’s not uncommon to see the furry, bug-eating bats flying around, especially during the summer months when they seek cooler, air-conditioned hallways.
  • States, cities get creative about recycling water | Stateline
    Oklahoma is one of many states reusing wastewater to address water shortages. The practice isn’t new — California began reusing wastewater in the early 1900s — but it is increasingly popular as huge swaths of the U.S. struggle with drought. 


  • Arts in Education: Cellist and Grammy winner Yo-Yo Ma will demonstrate how the arts are transforming 35 of the nation’s highest needs, chronically failing schools, from rural Native American reservations to the urban core. It’s all part of a session at the Legislative Summit, Aug. 19-22 in Minneapolis. 



NCSL is quoted or cited hundreds of times a year in newspaper, television and radio stories. Use these links to learn more:



NCSL Today is distributed every weekday to more than 20,000 legislators, legislative staff and others interested in state news. NCSL staff aggregates stories of interest and combines those with the latest in new reports, training opportunities, magazine articles and more from NCSL's staff.

Sign up to receive e-News today.

Share this: 
We are the nation's most respected bipartisan organization providing states support, ideas, connections and a strong voice on Capitol Hill.

NCSL Member Toolbox


7700 East First Place
Denver, CO 80230
Tel: 303-364-7700 | Fax: 303-364-7800


444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 515
Washington, D.C. 20001
Tel: 202-624-5400 | Fax: 202-737-1069

Copyright 2014 by National Conference of State Legislatures