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Entries for September 2015

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Is Cash4Life the New Powerball?

Would-be multimillionaires have a new—and growing—path to perceived payouts, this one offering the tantalizing question: “How would you spend $1,000 per day for the rest of your life?”

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Category: Public Policy
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Ethical Behavior and the Importance of our Values

Have you ever stopped and thought about where your values come from?

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Category: Ethics, NCSL
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NCSL Jobs Summit Hits the Big Apple

The Jobs Summit is an invitational meeting designed to provide a robust amount of information regarding employment, education, workforce development, veterans affairs and encourage attendees to think smarter and more creatively about their respective state’s economy. 

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Colleges Offer Bilingual Education Endorsements

Spurred by the growth of English Language Learners (ELL), several colleges and universities are introducing bilingual education endorsements for teachers.

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Category: Public Policy
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Health Care Claims Data: What is it Good For?

Certainly not absolutely nothing. But how the U.S. Supreme Court views why states want this information and how they use it will likely determine the outcome of this case.

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Category: Public Policy
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Ratings Analysts Discuss State Credit Quality

As recent fluctuations on Wall Street have shown, states need to be prepared for volatility regarding investment income and revenue derived from capital gains.

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Constitutions: Amend With Care

The cover story of the September issue of State Legislatures magazine examines what states must do to amend their constitutions and a movement to amend the U.S. Constitution.

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Look What's New in the Early Care and Education Summer Update

This edition of the e-update takes a look at some recent publications by NCSL such as an archived webinar about prekindergarten eligibility policy, a StateStats piece from the July/August edition of State Legislatures magazine and much more.

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Innovative Technology Aiding Child Welfare Efforts

Child welfare policy and technology, particularly information technology, have changed dramatically over the years, necessitating new, innovative approaches to collecting, reporting and using data regarding children and youth in foster care.

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