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NCSL Capitol Forum: The State of Newspapers, Election Lessons and Fake News

Washington, D.C.—When Reid Epstein, national politics reporter at The Wall Street Journal, was working at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel some 10 years ago, 10-15 reporters from around Wisconsin covered state government. Today, that number is down to around three, a trend that’s plagued nearly all newspapers across the nation.

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Thanksgiving and Campaign Finance

For some of us—now that the Thanksgiving dinner has been consumed and digested, Black Friday shopping is over and Cyber Monday sales are underway—there's no better time to discuss money and finances.

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E-Benchbooks Help Sort out Election Law

With all we’re hearing about ballot counting and recounting in Florida, it’s a good thing there’s an online state election e-benchbook for the Sunshine State.

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Election Emergencies: Unanswered Questions

Elections are chaotic. They are also the backbone of our democracy, so election administrators want to ensure voter confidence even in the most hectic situations. This becomes significantly more difficult in an election emergency. 

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Lessons for States From the Midterms

Watch NCSL's Tim Storey and Wendy Underhill along with The Cook Political Report's Senior Editor Jennifer Duffy conduct a post-election breakdown this morning at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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Hold Your Horses, We're Still Counting Here

To invoke the the tautology of both Yogi Berra and Lenny Kravitz, it ain't over till it's over.

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Female Candidates Win in Historic Numbers

This was a history-making election for female candidates up and down the ballot. At least 118 women will serve in Congress next year and there will be at least nine female governors, tying a previous record.

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Colorado, Missouri Yield as California Green Lights Transportation Taxes

Three high-profile ballot measures to increase transportation funding failed druing the midterm elections in Colorado and Missouri on Tuesday, but California voters upheld a $5.2 billion transportation tax increase.

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Midterm Ballot Measures: Where States Landed From Elections to Health Care to Energy

If you tuned in to any of the major TV networks last night, you saw all the focus placed on the election of candidates—for the U.S. House and Senate, governorships and legislatures across the nation (which NCSL has tracked up to the second here).

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Legislative Election News: Key Takeaways

The races have been called (mostly). The parties are over, and the tears are dried. It’s now time to take stock of what happened yesterday, legislatively speaking.

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