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Entries for November 2018

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Indiana Aims to Prepare All Students for the Workforce

One of the emerging issues in education is the need to better prepare all students with workforce skills before they leave high school and hit the job market. 

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Supreme Court Sends Dusky Gopher Frog Case Hopping Back to Lower Court

In a decision difficult to understand without context, the Supreme Court held that “critical habitat” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) must also be habitat.

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Virginia Staffer Hits the Top 40

Bladen Finch, director of the Senate of Virginia’s page program, was named by Richmond's Style Weekly magazine as one of 40 Richmond residents under 40 who are credited as “inspiring young leaders” doing interesting things to make Richmond a better place.

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Trio of Lawmakers Honored for Efforts to Stymie Sexual Harassment

Three state legislators have earned spots in Governing magazine's annual Public Officials of the Year for their efforts in combatting sexual harassment.

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Census Goes to SCOTUS

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross issued a memorandum earlier this year stating a citizenship question would be added to the 2020 census questionnaire.

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Thanksgiving and Campaign Finance

For some of us—now that the Thanksgiving dinner has been consumed and digested, Black Friday shopping is over and Cyber Monday sales are underway—there's no better time to discuss money and finances.

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Category: Elections
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Happy Thanksgiving By Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Tomorrow, as we take time to give thanks, many of us will take to the road, skies, rails and waterways.

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Category: NCSL
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What’s New from Children and Families? | November 2018

States collected more than $32 billion on behalf of 15.1 million children served by child support enforcement programs during fiscal year 2017, according to a recently released report from the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement.

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E-Benchbooks Help Sort out Election Law

With all we’re hearing about ballot counting and recounting in Florida, it’s a good thing there’s an online state election e-benchbook for the Sunshine State.

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Category: Elections
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Rural Americans More Likely to Die from Preventable Causes

To bring awareness to the unique needs of America's rural and frontier communities, National Rural Health Day is recognized today, and every third Thursday of November.

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