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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 Alaska and Arizona.  

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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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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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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. NCSL provides the latest updates on this issue.


 

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ENERGY UPDATES FROM STATES

ENERGY SOURCESThis issue of NCSL's energy newsletter, Plugged In, looks at North Carolina’s recently enacted Coal Ash Management Act and reports on measures several states have taken to increase resiliency from severe weather and much more.

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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

  • Studies Conflict on Voter ID Impact, Costs

    Just last week the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released "Issues Related to State Voter Identification Laws." The authors, program evaluators for the federal government, spent a year digging deep, deep down on some key questions.

  • Karl Kurtz, NCSL's Longest-Serving Employee, Retires

    Karl Kurtz has been a leading voice for state legislatures and NCSL, even before there was an NCSL. Kurtz, director of NCSL’s Trust for Representative Democracy, is retiring after 42 years on the job and was feted during a staff luncheon Thursday at NCSL's Denver office.

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