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Entries for November 2019

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Whether it is before a caucus, committee, community gathering, or coffee-fueled planning meeting, most legislative staff will speak to a group at some point.

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State Apprenticeship Legislation in 2019

Informed by a need for skilled workers in in-demand industries, states continue to explore how apprenticeships can help drive local economies by increasing workforce talent. Last week was National Apprenticeship Week and here's a rundown of state apprenticeship activity.

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NCSL Cybersecurity Task Force Co-Chair Promotes Collaboration in D.C.

Cybersecurity Task Force Co-chair and California Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin met with staff members from the U.S. Senate and Department of Homeland Security last week to promote state leadership in cybersecurity and data privacy, share lessons learned, and encourage further collaboration and support from the federal government.

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With session prep gearing up in most legislatures around the country, staff to-do lists may be getting a bit unwieldy. But here’s one item you should add to the top: Simplify your to-do list!

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Check Out NCSL's 'Critical Update' Redistricting Forum Post-Conference

The elections and redistricting program will host a post-conference on redistricting options for policymakers following the conclusion of the NCSL Capitol Forum in Phoenix next month.

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Category: Elections
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NCSL and the National Association of Counties (NACo) hosted a series of events Thursday in Washington, D.C., highlighting state concerns over immigration policy.

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Using TIM to Minimize Traffic Delays

Traffic incident management, or TIM, isn’t the most common of transportation safety terms, but it’s gaining acceptance as an important part of an efficiently functioning transportation system.

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NCSL’s Immunization Policy Resources Are a Real Shot in the Arm

NCSL has been producing and stockpiling immunization resources to protect you from contracting uncertainty about state immunization policy.

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Category: Health
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Hunger Partnership: New 'Bringing Legislators to the Table' Report Available

Back by popular demand, NCSL is releasing a third edition of “Bringing Legislators to the Table: Addressing Hunger through Public-Private Partnerships."

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Occupational Licensing Briefing on the Hill

NCSL, along with its partners at The Council of State Governments (CSG), the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA) and the United States Department of Labor, cohosted a breakfast briefing today on the recent release of case studies from the Occupational Licensing Learning Consortium project.

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