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Entries for March 2017

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Former NCSL Staff Chair Patsy Spaw Honored

Congratulations to Patsy Spaw, who has served since 2001 as secretary of the Texas Senate, and has been honored for her “extraordinary contribution to public service.”

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SCOTUS Backs Barber in Credit Card Argument

States that have adopted credit-card surcharge bans should review those laws in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman

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Six Questions After Trump's Environmental Executive Order

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued the Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth Executive Order  “promoting [the] clean and safe development of our nation’s vast energy resources, while at the same time avoiding regulatory burdens that unnecessarily encumber energy production, constrain economic growth and prevent job creation

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NCSL received a delegation from the Conference of State Legislatures of Nigeria in Denver from March 13-16.

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Category: International
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What's Next for the Clean Power Plan Litigation?

While President Donald Trump’s executive order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth merely calls for the “review” of the Clean Power Plan, it has been widely viewed as the president’s first step to dismantle President Obama’s signature climate change measure.

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Canvass March Issue: A Lion's Share of Elections News

March may be going out like lamb, but this month’s issue of The Canvass is ending the month like a lion. 

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Category: NCSL
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A Deserved Day of Remembrance and Recognition: Honoring Vietnam Veterans

I am privileged to have been raised in America’s heartland—just miles from Fort Riley, Kan.—and to have a Vietnam veteran as a father.

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Supreme Court Rejects Nominee Gorsuch’s View of Special Education Law

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District might be construed as bad timing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch.

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Redistricting Commission Bills Proliferate

Redistricting commission is the hot button elections-related phrase this year, showing up in most of this year’s redistricting bills. And so far this year, at least 42 bills have popped to create redistricting commissions. 

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States Aiming Higher: New Health Systems Scorecard

The Commonwealth Fund has released a new 2017 Edition of "Aiming Higher: Results from the Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on State Health System Performance." The report follows up on the Commonwealth Fund’s previous scorecards that analyze state performance and progress.

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Category: Health
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