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2019 Trends in Occupational Licensing

Were legislators as interested in occupational licensing legislation in 2019 as they have been in recent years? The answer is yes!

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09
The Electoral College and More in the January Canvass

For most of the population, the Electoral College used to be little more than a footnote in history textbooks. Now—whether you like it or not—the Electoral College has become a political flashpoint

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Category: Elections
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Trade, Education Topics at International Relations Task Force Meeting

Perspectives on international trade and education were among the topics when NCSL’s International Relations Task Force met in New Orleans in January 2019.

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Category: International
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States Magnify Children’s Early Educational Needs in 2019

Legislatures from Hawaii to Maine continued to pave the way for high-quality early childhood education in 2019.

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Category: Education
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Disability Employment Webpages Hit NCSL.org

The start of 2020 marks not only the dawn of a new decade but also the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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States Continue to Enact Legislation to Address Health Care Workforce Shortages

Access to health care remains a challenge for many Americans, especially those living in rural and underserved communities.

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07
Navigating the Initiative and Referendum Process

In the 2018 general election, voters weighed in on more than 150 ballot measures across 36 states.

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Category: Elections
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07
Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils, Interview With Abbey Stamp

In 1995, Oregon passed legislation mandating that every county establish a Local Public Safety Coordinating Council). Each LPSCC must submit an annual summary to the state’s Criminal Justice Commission.

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NCSL Maternal and Child Health Database: A Nursery for State Innovation

After just one year in the world, NCSL’s Maternal and Child Health Database hit some important milestones.

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Redistricting From the Right and the Left

Redistricting is the million-piece jigsaw puzzle of American politics.

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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.