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State Lawmakers Comment on Need for E-Fairness Legislation
WASHINGTON—The Committee on Judiciary in the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing Wednesday to discuss e-fairness legislation, which aims to close a loophole that allows online sellers to avoid charging sales tax in states where they do not have any physical stores or warehouses.

 

 

 

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NOTABLE QUOTES

“Of course the great recession represented a sea change in the state pension world.’’

NCSL's Luke Martel in Bloomberg BNA

“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

Takeaways From the High Court's Ruling in a Michigan University-Admissions Case
Eight states, including Florida, California and Arizona, have outlawed affirmative action at public schools, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Tuesday's ruling affirms the legality of those laws, some of which have been on the books for more than a decade. Washington Post
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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:

Jane Carroll Andrade                Mick Bullock                     
Director of Public Affairs           Director of Public Affairs 
303-856-1464                           202-624-3557                      

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 


 

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