The NCSL Blog

Entries for October 2018

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Legislative Internships: Pathway to Public Service

With legislatures gearing up for the 2019 session, it’s a good time to highlight some best practices of legislative internship programs discussed at NCSL’s Legislative Summit in Los Angeles this summer.

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Unaccompanied Minors and the Flores Settlement Agreement: What to Know

The Flores settlement requires that minors in INS custody must be housed in facilities that meet certain standards, including state standards for housing and care of dependent children.

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Voting on Voting: This Year’s Election Ballot Measures

As Election Day fast approaches, voting, election administration and the elections in general are certainly making headlines.

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Environmental Issues Covered Under Unified Agenda

Environmental issues including clean energy, pesticides and permitting for infrastructure projects are included in the Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions released last week.

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Energy, Agriculture Actions in 2018 Unified Agenda

A host of energy and agricultural regulatory actions encompassing bioengineered food, clothes dryers, offshore oil drilling, fuel efficiency and much more were announced when the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) released the Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

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Transportation Actions in Fall Unified Agenda

Earlier this month, the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs released the Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

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Baltimore Mayor, Former Maryland Senator Says State/Local Partnership is Crucial to Success of Jail Reform

Pugh sees the impact of state action over the past few decades in her city and emphasized that most individuals who are incarcerated return to our communities. She highlighted legislation that she worked on in her days at the legislature that has had a positive impact at the local level.

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Lights on Afterschool: Highlighting the Importance of Program Quality

Today marks the annual Lights On Afterschool celebration, with more than 8,000 events highlighting the importance of afterschool programs in communities across the country.

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Neural Networks and Navigating Newborn Nutrition

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" may be an adage, but apples and other nutritious food are important, particularly for infants and toddlers. Unfortunately, nutritious foods can be more expensive or difficult to find in many neighborhoods.

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A Tolling Revolution? Or Just a Loose Change?

As the perennial conversation around transportation funding and financing continues at both the state and federal level, tolling has become front of mind for many stakeholders.

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Category: Transportation
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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.