The NCSL Blog

Entries for September 2015

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Ten Years of the Roberts Courts for State and Local Governments

Ten years ago, John Glover Roberts Jr. became the 17th chief justice of the United States Supreme Court.

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Tribal Energy Summit Hears Action Recommendations

Participants in the National Tribal Energy Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday heard a range of recommendations for action spanning a variety of issues arising from Summit sessions.

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Energy Secretary: Energy Resources Crucial for Native American Communities

Energy resources are a key component in a pathway to economic sovereignty for Native American communities, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz  told the National Tribal Energy Summit on Thursday.

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Sue Me - If You Can

Some Supreme Court case are epic because they are important. Other cases are epic because they have been litigated for decades. Depending on how the Court rules, Hyatt II may be important for both reasons.. 

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National Tribal Energy Summit Convenes This Week

Nearly 450 participants from an array of tribal, state and federal stakeholders will gather in Washington, D.C., this week when NCSL hosts the National Tribal Energy Summit Wednesday through Friday at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill.

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Today is National Voter Registration Day

Think back: How did you first register to vote? It's a timely topic because today is National Voter Registration Day and election offices across the country are making a push to register more voters.

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'Do You Have Change for a Bitcoin?'

Four states in 2015 enacted legislation regarding digital and virtual currencies. These laws come on the heels of California A.B. 129 that in 2014 repealed a statutory prohibition on the issuance or placement into circulation as money, anything other than the lawful money of the U.S.

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Sharing the Road Not so Simple

Share the Road? This common plea to share space on the roadway only creates more confusion, potentially endangering bicyclists and frustrating motorists, according to recent research, some traffic safety advocates and the state of Delaware.

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Report: U.S. Voting Machines Old, Outdated

Voting equipment in the U.S. is aging, and will soon need to be replaced.

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Bill Drafters Weigh In on Legislative Technology

A recent survey of bill drafters by a Boston University School of Law professor shows most are highly satisfied with the technology they use.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.