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APRIL 17  ENERGY WEBINAR

power linesThis webinar, "Reliability, Risk and Energy Diversity,” will explore how the nation’s changing energy mix and recent severe weather events challenge the reliability of the electric grid, existing infrastructure and market design. The webinar will look at current risks and discuss a variety of solutions.

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ABSENTEE AND EARLY VOTING

VOTE BUTTONStates offer three ways for voters to cast a ballot before election day. NCSL tracks state legislative activity.

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TRACKING HEALTH REFORM

HEALTH REFORMA new NCSL database allows you to track the latest state measures affecting the Affordable Care Act being considered during the 2014 legislation sessions.

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A LOOK AT SCHOOL SAFETY

CHILDREN AT SCHOOLThese NCSL briefs examine school safety issues such as officers in schools and armed teachers.

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STATE MINIMUM WAGE DATABASE

PAY STUBMinimum wage is a hot issue in the 2014 legislative session, with 38 states and D.C. considering bills. To help track the action, NCSL is launching a new database on minimum wage legislation.

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E-CIGARETTE LEGISLATIVE ACTION IN STATES

e-cigaretteNCSL reports on actions to regulate the sale and use of electronic vaporizing products or e-cigarettes. At least 28 states have prohibited the sale of electronic cigarettes or vaping/alternative tobacco products to minors.

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OVERVIEW | RESEARCH

NCSL conducts policy research in a variety of areas ranging from agriculture and budget and tax issues and education to health care and immigration and transportation. NCSL’s experts are here to answer your questions and give you unbiased, comprehensive information as soon as you need it on issues facing state legislatures. We answer more than 20,000 requests for information a year. Call us anytime or check out our issues list to see what we have online.

Our consulting services on policy issues go beyond testifying. We help draft bills, organize workshops, and convene legislative-executive teams. NCSL staff are prepared to come to your state to work with legislators and staff on almost any public policy issue, or issue related to the management of a legislature. Contact your state’s liaison to schedule a briefing or to learn more about this service.

We also offer access to 50-state information and other legislative resources, such as weekly session schedules. You can find legislation in the 50 states, District of Columbia and Congress through NCSL’s new 50-State Bill Information Service, a searchable database containing the full text of legislation for the current session. You also can Join listservs and discussion groups, search tens of thousands of documents, receive personalized information on your issues, access NCSL books and newsletters, look-up your colleagues in the 50 states and take advantage of e-learning opportunities.

THE NCSL BLOG

  • Webinar Examines Energy Diversity, Reliability and Risk

    Do the rapid changes we are seeing in energy resources pose a threat to the stability and reliability of our electric grid? What risks do extreme weather events, such as the polar vortex, pose to our ability to heat and cool our homes, or run our businesses, during these critical times?

     

  • Spring Is Convening While Most Legislatures Are Adjourning


    Spring flowers are starting to bloom. Birds are chirping. Glorious sunshine is ushering out any last signs of winter. In other words, Spring has convened! And, by the time the air becomes permanently warm, most state legislatures will have adjourned.    

  • Minnesota Raises Its Minimum Wages


    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill today that adopted increases to the state’s minimum wages. Yes, that’s right. Minimum wages, as in plural.

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