Read about the outlook for state fiscal conditions, the effect of the drop in gas prices on states, the ethics of gifts, the debate over motorcycle helmets and state efforts to support home caregivers.Read a rundown on the top public policy issues facing state lawmakers in 2015, state-private sector partnerships for infrastructure, e-cigarettes and taxes and dealing with cuts to mental health programs.
Welcome to Statecast, NCSL's podcast. Statecast offers interviews with the leaders and experts shaping policy in our nation's statehouses. Statecast is recorded in NCSL's Washington, D.C. office and is hosted by NCSL's Jon Kuhl.
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Regardless of who wins and who loses this November, Congress and the president are going to have to move fast if they want to avoid sequestration. But just what is sequestration and how will it impact states? To answer that question, NCSL’s Jon Kuhl sat down with NCSL Senior Federal Affairs Counsel Michael Bird. Michael is a fiscal policy expert, and is the committee director of the NCSL Budgets and Revenue Committee.
Learn more about about NCSL’s America’s Legislators Back to School program and read an article about the program from The Huffington Post.
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