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Entries for July 2018

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Placing Odds on How States Will Handle Sports Betting

Los Angeles—Across the nation, states will be quickly passing laws that allow for legal sports betting and for states to reap a windfall in new tax revenue. Want to bet on that? A panel Tuesday at NCSL’s Legislative Summit gathered some of the nation’s top experts on the topic and it turns out the situation is far from a simple wager.

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Category: Fiscal policy
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The Crossroads of Cannabis, Federal Law and the States

Los Angeles—Federal law continues to ban medical or recreational marijuana, which means states have to navigate carefully through any legalization efforts. However, notable developments this year might make it easier to regulate cannabis, Vanderbilt law professor Robert Mikos told a session of NCSL's Legislative Summit.

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In Healthy Workplaces, Culture Trumps Compliance

Los Angeles—Sexual harassment is mainly a problem for Hollywood actors and Wall Street traders, right? Wrong.

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Preparing States for the Real Possibility of an Election Cyberattack

Los Angeles—In the commercial world, a cyberattack likely results in the public losing confidence in the reputation of a product or company. But in government? And specifically, elections? It’s about people losing confidence in America’s entire voting process.

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Supreme Court Roundup: It Wasn't Just Wayfair

Los Angeles—The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing states to collect sales and use taxes on online purchases was a historic and long-fought victory for states, but other cases this term were important for states, NCSL's Supreme Court analyst Lisa Soronen told a session Monday at NCSL's Legislative Summit.

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Tech CEOs Offer Some Policy Advice

Los Angeles—Portable benefits. Training. Affordable housing. Occupational licensing reform. Streamlining of regulation. A trio of young tech CEOS who kicked off the first general session of NCSL’s 44th Legislative Summit all agreed that those rather low-tech concepts were critical to nurturing entrepreneurs in the U.S.

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Category: Technology
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Third Industrial Revolution Needed to Battle Climate Change, Says Author

Los Angeles—The United States and the world needs a third industrial revolution to battle the forces of climate change and slowing economic growth, Jeremy Rifkin told a session on "The Grid of the Future" during Monday's opening day of NCSL's Legislative Summit.

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NCSL Legislative Summit Opens Monday in Los Angeles

Los Angeles—Throw a dart at the nation's public policy target board and you're certain to hit one of the topics on tap at the 2018 NCSL Legislative Summit, opening Monday at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Voter Turnout, History and the States

Through the latest primaries at the end of June, voter turnout increased, with 13 million voters so far in the Democratic primaries (up from 8.7 at this point in 2014), and 12.3 million in Republican races, an increase of 2 million.

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Mark Your Calendar: A Must Attend at the 2018 Legislative Summit

Don’t miss the Setting the States’ Agenda NCSL Business meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 8 to 9:45 a.m. during NCSL’s 2018 Legislative Summit in Los Angeles.

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