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Entries for April 2018

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The Oxford Comma: Grammar, Lawmakers, and (or, Lawmakers and) Courts

Why such a fuss about the Oxford Comma? Why do legislatures care?

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Submit Your Best for NCSL's Notable Documents Award

Every year hundreds of documents are produced through the work of state legislatures or to help support the work of state legislatures. NCSL and the legislative librarian staff professional association are on the hunt for documents that go above and beyond and stand out from the fray!

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How States Are Addressing School Safety

Against the backdrop of the killing of 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., state legislatures across the country are considering K-12 school safety measures.

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Category: Education
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States Aim to Be ‘Model Employer’ for Workers With Disabilities

More than half of state legislatures passed legislation last year affecting employment opportunities for people with disabilities. NCSL’s new webpage recaps state actions from 2017 on disability employment policy.

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EPA To Revise Emissions Standards for Cars, Light Trucks for 2022-2025 Models

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the completion of the midterm evaluation process for greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years 2022-2025. EPA's final determination is that current standards are not appropriate and should be revised.

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Friday Webinar: Opioids and Early Childhood Adversity

Sometimes the most traumatic effects of opioid addiction fall on those who are most vulnerable.

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Category: Health
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NCSL Hosting Webinar on New Child Welfare Law at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday

NCSL is hosting a webinar for legislators and staff at 2 p.m., ET, Wednesday, to explain and answer questions about the Family First Prevention Services Act.

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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.