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NCSL Welcomes New Leaders | Minneapolis—Nevada State Senator Debbie Smith (D) became president of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) during the organization’s 40th annual Legislative Summit in Minneapolis. Smith succeeds Republic Senator of Oregon Bruce Starr, who becomes immediate past president.

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"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 Weighing Legal Pot Look To Tax Revenues In Colorado | Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia currently allow medical marijuana, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Another 11 states allow limited access to specific medicinal products with low levels of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Many of the states that allow medical marijuana tax it through a general sales tax, as over the counter medications are typically treated, according to Karmen Hanson, a program manager for NCSL. Huffington Post/Stateline

 

 
 


 


 
 
 

 


 

 

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NCSL has information for anyone interested in state legislatures, policy issues, elections and the state-federal relationship. Here are some resources to help:

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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