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Ohio Passes Legislation on Sunset, Criminal Conviction Review in Licensure

Ohio Governor John Kasich signed SB 255 to reform a variety of the state’s current occupational licensing laws in what is one of the most comprehensive reform efforts of the laws to-date.

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SCOTUS to Decide Important Procedural Employment Discrimination Case

The question the Supreme Court will decide in Fort Bend County v. Davis is whether a lawsuit is barred if an employee fails to exhaust administrative remedies with the EEOC first.

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Occupational Licensing Reform Could Aid Pay-to-Move Projects

Even with unemployment at its lowest rate since the 1960s, the boom in jobs and large the pool of workers is not felt equally in every state.

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Occupational Licensing Consortium Tackles Policy, Best Practices

The mobility and portability of licenses, bipartisan reform and special populations were just some of the points of discussion during the second annual Occupational Licensing Learning Consortium.

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Occupational Licensing and Compacts in the Health Sector

What kind of medical licensing compact would fit your state’s workforce?

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NCSL Meets With Federal Leaders on Employment for People With Disabilities

During the recent NCSL Capitol Forum, NCSL arranged a meeting with state legislative leaders and senior officials at the U.S. Department of Labor to share strategies aimed at enhancing work opportunities for people with disabilities.

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Indiana Aims to Prepare All Students for the Workforce

One of the emerging issues in education is the need to better prepare all students with workforce skills before they leave high school and hit the job market. 

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Pew Report: States Vary in Approach to Outcome Monitoring

With increasing legislative scrutiny on program effectiveness, state legislators use performance management systems, also known as outcome monitoring systems, for guidance. Nearly every state has an outcome monitoring system in place, yet just under half regularly review or audit performance indicators to evaluate success.

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Report Finds Gaping Hole in Retirement Savings as Policymakers Craft Innovative Solutions

A new report from the National Institute on Retirement Security paints an astonishing picture of retirement unreadiness in America, despite the economic recovery.

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New Law Reduces Barriers to Care for Athletes

President Donald Trump last week signed the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R 302). H.R 302 which extends the liability insurance coverage of a state-licensed medical professional to another state. This new law allows professionals who provide medical services to an athlete or team to travel with them and provide care to out-of-state games.

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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.