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NCSL Legislative Summit: 40th Year of Teaching, Learning and Networking | Best-selling political authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, education expert Sir Ken Robinson, philanthropist Cindy McCain, Grammy-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma and General Wesley Clark (Ret.) will be among the guest speakers during the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) 40th annual Legislative Summit Aug. 19-22 in Minneapolis.

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NOTABLE QUOTES

"I imagine at some point you'll have an app called the 'Call Your Friend' app and you won't be using the phone network at all."
NCSL's Max Behlke in Bloomberg News 

“There are so many factors that can affect electricity rates, from resources to demand.”
NCSL's Glen Andersen in Governing article about renewable energy

 

 

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NCSL IN THE NEWS

States Hit Snags Issuing Driver's Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants | Eleven states and Washington, D.C., have laws permitting undocumented immigrants to get some sort of special driver's license or permit, said the National Conference of State Legislatures. Individuals who can't show that they are in the U.S. lawfully typically are required to provide proof of state residency, tax returns or other identification to qualify for licenses.The Wall Street Journal
 
 

 


 

 

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OVERVIEW | PRESS ROOM

NCSL's Public Affairs team assists members of the news media by:

  • Connecting reporters to policy analysts who cover a broad spectrum of issues
  • Distributing press releases about new reports on state legislative activity, reactions to congressional and administrative activity, and upcoming conferences
  • Registering credentialed members of the media to attend NCSL's annual meetings, including Legislative Summit

To receive updates and ask questions about state legislative activity, email press-room@ncsl.org. And feel free to contact us:

Mick Bullock
Director of Public Affairs
202-624-3557

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  • Webinar Thursday on Energy Development and the Department of Defense

    While the Department of Defense is a strong proponent of renewable energy, the department is also responsible for ensuring that wind turbines, solar panels and other infrastructure located on or near military installations do not conflict with test and training activities.

  • States Acting to Reform Individual Health Insurance

    The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes more than a dozen consumer protections aimed at fixing previous local variations or shortcomings in availability, affordability and adequacy of individual market health insurance.

 

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