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What's Next for 11 States Chosen for Occupational Licensing Learning Consortium

The results are in and 11 states have been selected to participate in the National Occupational Licensing Learning Consortium.

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Could Occupational Licensing Slow Recovery from Hurricane Harvey?

Hurricane Harvey may be over, but the recovery in Texas has just begun. In the short term, this means food, water, transportation and medical care, but the long journey to restoring normalcy will require reconstruction of buildings and repairing or replacing damaged electrical, plumbing and ventilation systems.

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Federal District Court Rejects Obama Overtime Rule

A federal district judge in Texas has invalidated Obama administration overtime regulations that would have made it more likely states and local governments would have had to pay more employees overtime.

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Lawmakers, Staff Discuss Workforce Development for People With Disabilities at NCSL Workshop

Eight legislators and legislative staff from four western states gathered on June 20 at NCSL’s Denver office for a one-day workshop to discuss state policy related to workforce development and employment for people with disabilities.

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NCSL Forum: Creating Opportunities for Families

Twenty-eight legislators and legislative staff representing seven states gathered in downtown Denver last week to consider a range of economic issues affecting families during NCSL’s 14th-annual Leadership Forum on Economic Opportunities for Families.

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SCOTUS: Lower Court Decisions in EEOC Subpoenas Deserve Deference

The essence of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McLane v. EEOC is federal courts of appeals are busy and their jobs should not be made any harder.

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Tracking Scope of Practice Around the Nation

A new website, ScopeofPracticePolicy.org, provides policymakers with information on laws that govern the scope of practice for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dental hygienists and dental therapists across the country.

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Webinar: What State Legislators Need to Know About Disabilities Employment Policy

To help further the conversation started in Work Matters, NCSL is hosting a webinar entitled “Disabilities Employment 101: What State Legislators Need to Know.”

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New Report: 'Work Matters' Addresses Disability Workforce Policies

What can states do to help their citizens with disabilities enter the workforce and advance their careers? Quite a bit suggests a new joint report from NCSL and the Council of State Governments.

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Overtime Rules on Hold as States Get Nationwide Injunction

States may now ignore the looming Dec. 1 deadline to comply with the new overtime rules.

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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.