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EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION BUDGETS

YOUNG CHILDNCSL surveyed 20 state legislative fiscal offices on their FY 2014-15 state appropriations for various early care and education programs. Preliminary findings are now available. The full report will be available October 2014.

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STATE ADULT OBESITY UPDATE

scaleNew information on state adult obesity statistics and state obesity expenditures is now available. 

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STATE MINIMUM WAGES

DOLLAR BILLSNCSL provides the latest updates on state minimum wages in effect for 2014, as well as future increases..


 

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HELPING RURAL SENIORS

ELDERLY COUPLEThis new NCSL brief provides a number of strategies states may want to consider that will help rural seniors age in place and live with dignity.


 

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FORENSIC SCIENCE LAWS DATABASE

Forensic LabUse NCSL's new database to find forensic science laws in your state or search by policy to find a 50 state chart and synopsis on each topic.


 

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A LOOK AT HIGHER EDUCATION

COLLEGE STUDENTSFrom college affordability to regulation of distance learning, this new NCSL report highlights many higher education bills passed by state legislatures this year.

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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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