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Baby Boomers: Unprepared and 'Unretiring'

Baby boomers began turning 65 in 2011. More than 26 million have hit the mark so far. Happy birthday to the 10,000 boomers who turn 65 every day between now and 2030.

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For Some College Students, Hunger Is an Extracurricular

Faced with rising costs for books, supplies and tuition, today’s college students often skip meals to pay for their education.

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Insurance Market Stabilization Stalls

Since last summer there has been a lot of discussion about health insurance markets and premiums at the federal level, notably, cost sharing reduction payments and reinsurance programs.

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NCSL Tracks Early Care and Education Legislation

NCSL’s Early Care and Education project monitors and tracks relevant legislation annually for the 50 states and territories.

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NCSL Hosting Webinar on New Child Welfare Law at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday

NCSL is hosting a webinar for legislators and staff at 2 p.m., ET, Wednesday, to explain and answer questions about the Family First Prevention Services Act.

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Focusing on Prevention: Foster Care Options for States

Many states are experiencing a foster care crisis, and are turning their focus to prevention to solve it.

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What's In the Omnibus Bill for Transportation and Energy

NCSL Natural Resource and Infrastructure Committee staff compiled summaries covering transportation, energy and health and human services in the 2018 Omnibus bill. Other federal departments will be covered in a subsequent post.

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What's New From Children and Families? March 2018

DID YOU KNOW: Half the states and the District of Columbia have extended foster care beyond age 18 through Title IV-E of the Social Security Act. The act reimburses states for the cost of extended care.

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State Legislatures Magazine: From Foster Care to Adulthood

Eighteen-year-olds have plenty to think about. Most are getting ready for college or trade school, some are planning to join the military and still others are entering the workforce.

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Early Care and Education Winter Quarter 2018 Update

This e-update features a short list of new NCSL resources. Included in this batch of resources now available to you is a LegisBrief about legislative children’s caucuses, an archived webinar about state home vising programs, a webpage dedicated to the opioid epidemic and more.

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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.