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Entries for February 2016

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Putting the Focus on Fiscal Facts

This updated fact sheet aims to set the record straight when it comes to the misinformation and misperceptions of state and local finances.

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6th Circuit Claims Jurisdiction to Decide Clean Water Rule Challenge

In a 2-1 decision the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it—rather than a federal district court—has jurisdiction to decide whether the Clean Water Rule, clarifying the scope of the “waters of the United States (WOTUS),” exceeds the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority.

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House Set to Push Creation of National Commission on Security, Digital Integrity

The U.S. House of Representatives is set to release a new bill in early March that will create a national commission on security and digital integrity. `

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Look, Up in the Sky—and on Cable TV—It's Super Tuesday

On March 1, voters in 13 states will head to the polls—or in a few states, their neighborhood caucus—to help decide the party nominees for president.

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In Memoriam: Former NCSL President Nevada Senator Debbie Smith

Nevada Senator Debbie Smith was a champion of education, a believer in the good of government, an extraordinary public servant, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, a cherished colleague and friend.

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Watching the Watchers: Studying the Laws for Election Observers

It’s election season again—and a presidential election no less—so everyone has seen the ubiquitous photo of a polling place recently.

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10th Circuit Upholds Colorado's Law to Collect Remote Use Tax

A dream shared by states and local governments nationwide may be realized shortly in Colorado. Use tax collection on Internet purchases in the state may increase.

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Early Care and Education Updates Reflects Busy Time of Year

The winter 2016 edition of our quarterly e-update includes articles highlighting recent NCSL publication, an overview of the 2016 legislative session so far, information about our premier Early Learning Fellows program and a snapshot of the important CCDBG Reauthorization and what legislators should know about it.

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Child Support and Incarceration

Generally, incarcerated parents come in contact with the child support program in one of two ways.

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Lawmakers Put Pedal to Metal to Deal with Ride-Sharing

Uber and Lyft, the twin titans of ride-sharing have dramatically disrupted the transportation industry while providing millions of on-demand rides for Americans.

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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.