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Staff Sections Served a Plethora of Professional Development Opportunities

Legislative staff from around the country wrapped up another successful year of professional development seminars.

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Huntsman and Bayh to Address Partisan Gridlock at NCSL Fall Forum in Washington

At this year’s NCSL Fall Forum in Washington, D.C., attendees will hear from Jon Huntsman (R), former Utah governor, and Evan Bayh (D), former Indiana governor and U.S. senator, the leaders of No Labels, a national organization working with members of Congress from both political parties to work across the aisle to solve our nation’s problems.

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When State Legislators Visit Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Listens

On Dec. 4, the first day of NCSL’s 2013 Fall Forum, state legislators will again take their message to Capitol Hill and urge their congressional delegations to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act.

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Only two states, New Jersey and Virginia held scheduled legislative elections on Nov. 5, and party majorities held forth in both states.

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Category: Elections
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Marijuana Article Wins Recognition for State Legislatures Magazine

State Legislatures’ February cover story, “Legally Green,” about the ramifications of legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington, was selected as one of five finalists in the editorial category of single article in a nonprofit publication.

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Most of States' 31 Ballot Issues Pass

Voters in six states addressed 31 statewide ballot measures yesterday, and the overwhelming answer was “yes.”  Of the 31, 27 measures passed.

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A new report shows that lower court candidates in ten states raised $55.2 million in contributions in the 2011–2012 elections.

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Don’t Read Too Much Into Odd-Year Elections

Be cautious of the conclusions pundits may draw from the off-year elections in New Jersey, Virginia and New York City.

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New Jersey | Virginia | New York | off-year | 2013
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Webinar: Online Voter Registration

Providing an online voter registration option for voters appeals to officials who span party lines, who look for efficiency, accuracy, and citizen-friendly procedures.

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2013 Elections: Statewide Ballot Measures

For most of the country, Nov. 5 will be the day you hope all the Halloween candy is gone. Yet for voters in six states, some important issues will be on the ballot.

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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.