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Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is on Daylight Saving Debate?

Legislators in 25 states reviewed at least 40 bills and resolutions, with about equal numbers advocating either permanent daylight saving time (DST) (which would require Congressional approval) or opting out (which states can do with a vote of the state legislature).

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Environmental Issues Covered Under Unified Agenda

Environmental issues including clean energy, pesticides and permitting for infrastructure projects are included in the Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions released last week.

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Energy, Agriculture Actions in 2018 Unified Agenda

A host of energy and agricultural regulatory actions encompassing bioengineered food, clothes dryers, offshore oil drilling, fuel efficiency and much more were announced when the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) released the Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

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New Solar Policy Toolkit Helps Policymakers Navigate Rapidly Changing Solar Landscape

Solar energy has experienced explosive growth in recent years. However, in 2017 solar installations fell on an annual basis for the first time since 2010, marking a transitional year for the market.

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NCSL Joins SLCC Brief in Uranium Mining Case

The State and Local Legal Center filed a Supreme Court amicus brief in Virginia Uranium v. Warren arguing that Virginia’s ban on uranium mining isn’t pre-empted by the Atomic Energy Act.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Federalism, School Safety, Energy Storage

What is the state of federalism today? That question anchors the cover story in the current issue of NCSL’s State Legislatures magazine.

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NCSL’s Task Force on Energy Supply Discusses Challenges, Policy Solutions

Los Angeles—Rural energy co-ops, the role of technology in emergency energy management, community solar projects and the renewable natural gas market were key topics at the recent Task Force on Energy Supply, a day-long meeting held during NCSL’s 2018 Legislative Summit.

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Energy Policy Summit: Building Smart Cities in Urban Areas

Los Angeles—As their lives become increasingly digital, urban residents of all ages expect government services to interconnect with them.

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Third Industrial Revolution Needed to Battle Climate Change, Says Author

Los Angeles—The United States and the world needs a third industrial revolution to battle the forces of climate change and slowing economic growth, Jeremy Rifkin told a session on "The Grid of the Future" during Monday's opening day of NCSL's Legislative Summit.

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Cleaning Up with Future Generations in Mind

Many Native American tribes hold a perspective that today’s actions can have an impact on future generations. This perspective can apply to a broad range of topics, but it has special significance as it relates to the nation’s nuclear weapons legacy.

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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.