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Staff Spotlight: Eric Glover Moved from Courtroom to Library

Eric Glover joined the Idaho Legislative Research Library in summer 2016 as Legislative Librarian. His duties include oversight of the library, providing research and reference services, cataloging, collection maintenance, and indexing. 

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Staff Spotlight: Theresa Holst, Manager of Visitor Services, Colorado Legislative Council

Theresa began her career in state government working as a staffer in the Colorado House of Representatives in 2005.

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Staff Spotlight: Lee Cassis – New Clerk of the West Virginia Senate

The unanimous election of Lee Cassis last week as Clerk of the West Virginia Senate was of great significance to himand also to the Senate itself. Although the office is nonpartisan, it has traditionally been held by a former member. Cassis, on the other hand, has worked at the legislature since graduating from college and served as assistant clerk the past seven years.

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To Speak or Not To Speak? That is the Question

Billy Fallon, a professor in the School of Communication at San Diego State University, was quick to answer this question at a session of NCSL’s Young and New Professionals (YNP) group at the Capitol Forum. “There’s no question: the answer is to speak.”

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Legislative Staff: NCSL is YOUR Organization

As NCSL’s inaugural staff week comes to a close, we hope you learned more about the diversity of legislative staff and the vital contributions staff make to America’s state legislatures.

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Patrick Goldsmith: Legislative Fiscal Staff Making a Difference

It’s easy to forget how important our work is for our members and the residents of our states. We get so caught up in the details of our work and our busy schedules that we take our jobs for granted and don’t even see the true impact of our work. 

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Darren Thornberry: Colorado Legislative Editor

Part two of our series of interviews for Legislative Staff Week explores legislature through the eyes of a legislative editor. Today we are talking with Darren Thornberry, a legislative editor with the Colorado Office of Legislative Legal Services.

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A photograph, a monument, a movement and the Virginia Capitol Police

This striking photograph of the statue of Robert E. Lee  is evocative of the national turmoil over Confederate Civil War memorials.

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Spotlight on YNP Staffer Naomi Miller of Texas

In conjunction with Legislative Staff week, we spoke to Naomi Miller, district director for Texas House Speaker Joe Straus.

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How the National Association of Legislative Fiscal Offices Came to Be

The National Association of Legislative Fiscal Offices was officially formed in 1976, but legislative fiscal officers were sharing information and networking long before then.

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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.