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SAME-SEX MARRIAGE UPDATE

WEDDING RINGSNCSL provides the latest updates on activities in the states regarding same-sex marriage. Find out more about the latest developments in three states.  

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NCSL'S MOBILITY NEWSLETTER

TRANSPORTING ELDERLYThis issue broadly explores state and federal activities that help folks get where they want to go—especially people with disabilities, low incomes or other transportation challenges. 

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PROJECTED TAX GROWTH

CREDIT CHECKA new NCSL fiscal brief looks at projected state tax growth for fiscal year 2015 based on a based on a survey of state legislative fiscal offices.


 

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STATE UNEMPLOYMENT DROPS

CLASSIFED ADSUnemployment dropped in 31 states in September while rates increased in eight states and Puerto Rico. Eleven states and D.C. saw no change.  


 

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UPDATES ON VOTER ID

VOTE BUTTONSA total of 34 states have passed laws requiring voters to show some form of identification at the polls. As of October 13, 31 of these voter identification laws are in force. 

This new NCSL chart shows the progression of legislation on voter identification from 2000 to 2014, and also provides a detailed timeline of enacted legislation.


 

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HUNGER AMONG OLDER AMERICANS

SENIORMillions of older Americans cannot afford a healthy and active lifestyle on Social Security or pension benefits alone. Find out more about how legislators are addressing this issue. 


 

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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.

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