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Entries for August 2017

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Test Drive Next Generation Zero-Emission Vehicles at Legislative Summit

Attendees at NCSL's Legislative Summit in Boston will have the opportunity to slip behind the wheel of a pair of ZEVs during a demonstration on Sunday, the Summit's opening day.

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Category: NCSL, Energy
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What's New from Children and Families - Summit Edition

Plan to join us beginning Sunday in Boston for the annual Legislative Summit. Register and learn more about the specific Human Services sessions, including a look at state strategies to address Adverse Childhood Experiences and ways to support foster parents. We hope to see you there!

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Category: Human services
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Birth of American Representative Democracy; 5 Things About the First 22 Burgesses of Virginia

The first convening of the first representative legislative body to meet on American soil wasn't all that different from today's state legislatures—except no social media selfies of the 22 men who attended.

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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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.