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Will Federal Government Overrule States on Occupational Licensing?

Congressmen from both sides of the aisle echoed state lawmakers' skepticism about the effects of excessive occupational licensing during a recent hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Gorsuch Silent during Significant Union Dues Oral Argument

If there ever was a case where the vote of only one Justice is likely to matter it is Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Debating the Tipped Wage

Two workers, two very different attitudes about raising the tipped wage.

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What's Coming to ScopeofPracticePolicy.org in 2018?

ScopeofPracticePolicy.org—a website aimed at educating state policymakers about scope of practice issues—will have exciting new additions launching this year.

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Scope of Practice Policy Website Celebrates 1 Year

February marks the one year anniversary of the ScopeofPracticePolicy.org website, an important national resource for state policymakers about scope of practice issues for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dental hygienists and dental therapists.

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Will Licensing Stay on Center Stage in 2018?

Last year, the culmination of national momentum on the review and reform of state occupational and professional licensing laws was the inaugural meeting of the 11-state Occupational Licensing Learning Consortium.

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Colorado CareerWise Links High School Apprentices With Employers

The New Mexico Legislative Education Study Commission is meeting in Santa Fe this week, and much of the agenda is dedicated to learning about high quality systems of career and technical education, both abroad and in the United States.

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Webinar Examines Target Populations in Occupational Licensing

Four target population groups, a key component of the U.S. Department of Labor'-funded Occupational Licensing Project, was the subject of a recent NCSL webinar.

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State Incentives for Apprenticeships

To build a modern, skilled workforce, states have increasingly been turning to encouraging apprenticeship programs as a way to combat a lack of skilled workers in a variety of fields.

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History of the Federal Government's Role in Apprenticeships

What is the federal government’s involvement in apprenticeships? What should be the federal government’s role to support apprenticeships? Does federal policy create a barrier or spur innovation? To wrestle with these complex questions, consider history.

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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.