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Entries for September 2018

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State Solutions in Integrating Immigrant Professionals Into the Workforce

As baby boomers are starting to retire and state demographics begin to shift, state lawmakers are looking into creative and innovative solutions to support economic development.

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Decline in State Corporate Income Taxes Part II

As mentioned in a recent blog post, state corporate income taxes are falling as a percentage of total state tax collections.

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Category: Fiscal policy
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A Cybersecurity Newbie Attends One of NCSL’s Elections Security Meetings

I’m still a bit new to the elections and redistricting team at NCSL, and to the organization as a whole. So I jumped at the chance to attend Elections Security: States Teaming Up in the Great Lakes Region, my first in-person meeting hosted by NCSL.

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Category: Elections
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The Decline in State Corporate Income Taxes

Given its relatively small slice of the state tax collection pie, it’s hard to see why the corporate income tax would be included with sales and personal income as a major revenue source, but it used to be a more substantial generator. In fact, one of the most noteworthy trends regarding state corporate income taxes is that it has been steadily declining as a state revenue source.

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Category: Fiscal policy
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Is It Time to Rethink How We Manage Probation and Parole?

One in 55 U.S. adults is under some form of probation or parole supervision. A new report sheds light on why it might be time to start rethinking how people on community supervision are managed.

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Women Making a Difference in Politics Award: Representative Amy Loudenbeck

Representative Amy Loudenbeck defies common stereotypes of what a legislator should be like—a one-time firefighter, avid reader (“I have about 20 books on my nightstand at any time”), outdoorswoman and hobby goat farmer. But her path to the legislature was not that uncommon.

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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State Legislatures Magazine: California Fighting Throwaway Culture

Want to sip your drink through a straw? At many California restaurants, you’ll soon have to ask for one.

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NCSL Foundation Board Member Goes Extra Mile Remembering 9/11

As Americans across the country remembered with somber hearts the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, one man ran the extra mile.

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Category: NCSL
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State Legislatures Magazine: Halting Harassment

The #MeToo movement continues to affirm the hard truth of sexual harassment: It’s everywhere.

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Women In Politics Making a Difference Award: Representative Jeanette Nuñez

These female legislators have made an impressive impact in each of their states and local communities through perseverance, collaboration and, most importantly, pursuing their dreams. The Women’s Legislative Network interviewed all four of our award winners. Check out what makes these women so remarkable!

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