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Supreme Court to Decide D.C. Statute of Limitations Case

Stephanie Artis sued the District of Columbia in federal court a year after the fact, bringing a number of federal and state law claims related to her termination as a code inspector. It took the federal district court over two and a half years to rule on her claims. It dismissed her sole federal claim as “facially deficient” and no longer had jurisdiction to decide the state law claims.

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New Report Suggests Improvements in Information Sharing

The Senate Homeland Security, Intelligence and Judiciary committees received a new Joint Report  that reviews domestic counterterrorism information sharing practices across federal, state and local entities.

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DeVos Issues Revised ESSA State Plan Template

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has  issued a revised template for state education plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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What's Next for the Second Blocked Travel Ban?

President Donald Trump’s second travel ban executive order was scheduled to go into effect today, but within hours of each other federal judges from Hawaii and Maryland issued decisions temporarily preventing portions of it from going into effect nationwide.

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Trump's Executive Order Puts WOTUS on Notice

Fulfilling one of his major campaign promises, on Feb. 28, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to begin the process of reviewing, and possibly rescinding, the Environmental Protection Administration’s (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Clean Water Rule: Definition of Waters of the United States.

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NCSL Staff Meets with House Cannabis Caucus Organizer

NCSL Law, Criminal Justice, and Public Safety staff met with one of the legislative directors behind a newly-created bipartisan House Cannabis Caucus.

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Medicaid: A Changing Federal/State Partnership

The new Congress and the Trump administration have promised substantial changes to the Medicaid program, which could give states both new responsibilities and flexibility.

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Category: Federalism, Health
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House Committee Votes to Terminate Election Assistance Commission

The U.S. House Committee on House Administration voted 6-3 along party lines this week to terminate the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

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Legal Implications of Trump's 2-for-1 Regulations Order

President Donald Trump’s “2 for 1” executive order where for every federal regulation proposed two must be “identified” for repeal, unsurprisingly, has been criticized by some and applauded by others.

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Trump Signs Executive Order on Infrastructure

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at expediting reviews and approvals of high priority infrastructure projects.

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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.