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Fighting Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Why do people prey financially on the elderly? Corey Carlisle cited the Willie Sutton analogy: "Because that's where the money is."

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What's Going On With Health Insurance Right Now?

When considering the future state of health insurance, Representative George Keiser (R-N.D.) says he's never wanted a crystal ball more than right now. "But I'm not sure it would help," said Keiser, during an NCSL Capitol Forum session considering "What is Happening With Health Insurance Now?"

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Disposing of Nuclear Waste an Industry Priority - But Where?

Nuclear plants provide 20 percent of the nation's power carbon-free but the industry faces a significant challenge: what to do with spent nuclear fuel.

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NCSL Capitol Forum Underway in Coronado, Calif.

A wide and deep agenda of topical policy issues characterize NCSL's Capitol Forum, which is underway in Coronado, Calif.

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Who Should Regulate Autonomous Vehicles - And How?

Regulating autonomous vehicles on the nation's roadways isn't as easy as programming them to know that red means stop and green means go.

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What States Can Do for Retirement Readiness

Estimates are that more than a third of the American workforce lacks access to a pension system from their employer and many businesses, especially smaller ones, can't afford to underwrite one for their employees, who may have to depend on Social Security for much of their retirement income.

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Seeking State and Federal Answers to Opioid Addiction

Enough opioid prescriptions are being written to supply every person in America and 10 million Americans are likely misusing them in ways other than pain relief

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Supreme Court: Bathrooms, Selfies and the Trump Effect

For all the attention being paid to Donald Trump's cabinet appointees, his choice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court will likely have the longest-lasting impact on the nation

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A Nation Divided by Politics, Drink and Television

If you're raising a toast this holiday season, what's in your glass is a good indication of how you voted.

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What's Wrong With Being Right?

Some of the great certainties in life are death, taxes and ethics in the news. Headline-making stories involving public officials embroiled in scandals often have ethical violations at their cores.

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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.