The NCSL Blog

Entries for September 2017

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Ten Key State Issues in Public Health | Part 2

This two-part blog series highlights 10 active public health issues in state legislatures, with examples of policy actions underway in states to improve their public health systems and the health status of the residents of their states.

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Ten Key State Issues in Public Health | Part 1

States continue to move forward on their public health priorities. NCSL works with states as they craft legislation to improve their health systems and public health initiatives.

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Thursday Webinar: Policy Options to Achieve State Solar Goals

Solar energy has experienced explosive growth in recent years.

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Category: Energy
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Supreme Court Removes Travel Ban Case from Docket

The Supreme Court will no longer hear oral argument in the travel ban case—previously scheduled for October 10—for now. The Court has asked the parties to brief whether the new travel ban makes the case moot, meaning the dispute, and therefore the case, is over.

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Today's Social Media Can Create Blurry Lines

With the ever-present social media, the lines between what is permissible “sharing” of photos and videos can become blurred. Just ask Washington Representative Melanie Stambaugh (R).

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Category: Ethics
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The Latest State-by-State Child Support Data

Each year the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement releases a preliminary report to Congress detailing 50-state data on numerous child support measures.

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Category: Human services
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What’s New from Children and Families

NCSL’s Children and Families program covers many human services issues, including child support and family law, child welfare, early care and education, welfare and poverty.

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The Formidable Task of Reopening Schools in Wake of Hurricanes

Watching the news on Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey, I can’t help but think back and remember the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita that hit the Gulf Coast states of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and Texas in 2005.

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What's Next for 11 States Chosen for Occupational Licensing Learning Consortium

The results are in and 11 states have been selected to participate in the National Occupational Licensing Learning Consortium.

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And Then There Was Only One

On Thursday, Connecticut became the sole state without an enacted FY 2018 budget. 

 

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Category: Fiscal policy
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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.