The NCSL Blog

Entries for May 2018

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‘Chickadee Checkoff’: A Look at 2017 Income Tax Checkoff Choices

Another tax season has passed, which means it’s time for another evaluation of income tax checkoff trends.

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Category: Fiscal policy
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The Midterms Are the Unofficial Start to 2020 Redistricting Season

The midterm elections are doubly important this year. Not only are state and congressional control at stake, but the midterms represent the unofficial start to the 2020 redistricting cycle, which begins after the census data are released in early 2021.

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A Man's Curtilage Is His Castle, Supreme Court Says

So is a warrant needed to search a vehicle located on the private area around a home, including the driveway, called the curtilage?

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EPA Seeks State Input on Chemicals

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt reached out to EPA’s “co-regulators”—state and local environmental officials—last week regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS chemicals.

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Early Learning Fellows Program 2018 Update

The first meeting of the 2018 Early Learning Fellows program is right around the corner. The new cohort—the seventh—includes 30 legislators and five legislative staff and represents 23 states.

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Memorial Day Honors Our Military Service Members Who Died While Serving

On Memorial Day, we honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

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The Principal Pipeline to Success

The role of the principal is at the forefront of school transformation. Research shows school leadership is second only to teaching among school-related factors that affect student outcomes.

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Category: Education
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Early Learning Legislation in the States: 2018 Update

States are leading the way with creative and timely solutions to support pre-K through third grade education.

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Category: Education
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U.S. House Passes Federal Prison Reform Bill

The U.S. House passed the FIRST STEP Act, HR 5682, by a vote of 360-59 on Tuesday.

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Supreme Court Accepts Significant Oklahoma Indian Reservation Case

Would it surprise you to learn that more than 750,000 people in Oklahoma, including most Tulsa residents, live on an Indian reservation?

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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.