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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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NCSL’s Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee has analyzed the federal FY 2014 budget and how it will affect programs related to agriculture, energy, environment and transportation issues.

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How the West Virginia Chemical Spill May Push Reform Legislation

The recent chemical spill and resulting water crisis in West Virginia that left 300,000 residents without potable water is likely to push the federal government to reform the regulation of toxic chemicals.

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NCSL Putting Together MAP-21 Workgroup

Given the state impact of MAP-21 and its successor, NCSL’s Natural Resources and Infrastructure (NRI) Committee is putting together a  MAP-21 working group.

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The State-Federal Outlook for 2014

Yes, final agreement on the fiscal year (FY) 2014 appropriations has been reached and states have some fiscal certainty from the federal government, for the moment. But what else can states expect to see from D.C. in the new year?

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U.S. Supreme Court Docket … Closing Soon!

By the end of January, the U.S. Supreme Court will have filed its docket for the current term ending June 30. Here's a look at some of the big cases affecting the states.

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2014 Federal Fiscal Primer

If members of Congress feel déjà vu as they return to the second session of the 113th Congress, it may have something to do with the ongoing need to address the nation’s finances.

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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.