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Feds to Help States Think Outside the Gas Pump

The program provides funding to states to help them develop alternatives to the gas tax that utilize a user fee structure to help fund the nation’s systems of highways, roads, bridges and mass transit through the Federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF).

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What's Old Is New Again

While a more common phrase in the fashion, design or music industry, the U.S. Department Transportation (DOT) decided to get in on the act when, on March 8, it released guidance for states on how to repurpose nearly $2 billion in previously appropriated earmark funds.

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At What Cost? NCSL President Testifies on Unfunded Mandates

NCSL President and Utah Senate President Pro Tempore Curt Bramble carried a simple message to Congress at a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday: "Knock it off.”

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Putting the Focus on Fiscal Facts

This updated fact sheet aims to set the record straight when it comes to the misinformation and misperceptions of state and local finances.

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10th Circuit Upholds Colorado's Law to Collect Remote Use Tax

A dream shared by states and local governments nationwide may be realized shortly in Colorado. Use tax collection on Internet purchases in the state may increase.

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Lawmakers Put Pedal to Metal to Deal with Ride-Sharing

Uber and Lyft, the twin titans of ride-sharing have dramatically disrupted the transportation industry while providing millions of on-demand rides for Americans.

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U.S. House Committee Passes Executive Overreach Task Force Resolution

The U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary passed the Executive Overreach Task Force Resolution of 2016 by voice vote on Feb. 3.

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Constitutions: Amend With Care

The cover story of the September issue of State Legislatures magazine examines what states must do to amend their constitutions and a movement to amend the U.S. Constitution.

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Supreme Court Hands States Big Win for Government Speech

You know it is going to be a good day for state government when the U.S. Supreme Court begins the analysis portion of its opinion with this: “When government speaks, it is not barred by the Free Speech Clause from determining the content of what it says.”

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State Legislative Authority: On the Line Again

By the end of June, when the Supreme Court decides Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission we will know if state legislatures can be completely cut out of the redistricting process.

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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.