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Entries for January 2017

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Webinar: What State Legislators Need to Know About Disabilities Employment Policy

To help further the conversation started in Work Matters, NCSL is hosting a webinar entitled “Disabilities Employment 101: What State Legislators Need to Know.”

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As Opioid Deaths Rise, States and Feds Increase Efforts

More than 52,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2015—and 63 percent of those deaths involved an opioid.

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Cost Savings in Medicaid: Five Ways to Save

As states track potential cost saving innovations in Medicaid, success stories emerge!  Others can learn from specific programs that are beginning to show savings based on analysis of spending data.

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Majority of U.S. Congress is Former State Legislators

The House’s 52 member freshmen class, includes 23 former state legislators, thus ensuring that a majority of the members of the House are former state legislators.

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Is a Swipe Considered Speech?

Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman, like most First Amendment cases, is about much more than its mere facts, here disallowing retailers to pass on credit-card swipe fees to consumers. It raises a more fundamental question over what exactly is speech.

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Seattle Voters to Get 'Democracy Vouchers'

As the New Year arrives, one new law of interest is the Seattle’s “democracy voucher” program. 

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How Much Does Child Care Cost?

Every week in the United States, nearly 11 million children younger than age five are in some type of child care arrangement, whether that be center-based, home-based, or family and neighbor care.

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The January issue of State Legislatures reports on the key challenges facing statelawmakers as they return to start their 2017 sessions. 

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