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STATES AND HEALTH INSURANCE 

health insurance formJoin us Friday, April 24, for NCSL's free webinar that will include national experts looking at state options for health insurance in 2015.   

 

 



 

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2015 ACTION: EPA STANDARDS 

ENERGY SOURCESSo far in the 2015 session, legislatures in 28 states introduced 74 bills or resolutions related to the Clean Power Plan and power plants carbon dioxide emissions regulations. 

 

 

 



 

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911 EMERGENCY SYSTEMS

911 SYSTEMThe legacy 911 system is becoming increasingly less effective as more people rely on cell phones to communicate. Stakeholders have been working to implement Next Generation 911, which would allow public emergency communication services to accept digital data. 

 

 



 

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PROPOSED CLIMATE REGULATIONS 

coal plantJoin us Thursday, April 30, for this free NCSL webinar that will discuss what policymakers need to know and how might they get involved as their states work on the state implementation plans required by EPA.

 

 



 

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TAXING PENSIONS 

CASHAn updated report from NCSL looks at state personal income taxes on retirement income and pensions for tax year 2014.  

 

 



 

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CHILD MALTREATMENT PREVENTION 

CHILD WITH FLOWERAt least 20 states have enacted legislation related to early childhood home visiting programs, one of the effective strategies to support new parents and help prevent child maltreatment.  

 

 



 

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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

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  • New Initiative Aims to Improve Value of Health System

    Increasingly policymakers are asking the question, “What are we paying for with our state’s health care dollars?” Unfortunately, the answer often is, “Not the health system we want.”

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