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NCSL, iCivics Part of Move to Strengthen Civics Education

NCSL joined more than 230 leaders from academia, philanthropy, the media and civic learning groups in Washington, D.C., last month to participate in a conversation about the state of civic engagement and the role effective civic learning and education can play in overcoming the increasing divisions in the United States.

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International Clerks in Spotlight at ASLCS PDS

The 2017 Professional Development Seminar of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries brought together clerks, secretaries and their staff from 33 states and overseas for a six-day conference in Phoenix. 

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State Legislators Learn Latest Juvenile Justice Reform Policies in Big Apple

State legislators and staff got the chance to learn about the latest juvenile justice reform policies across the country during NCSL’s Juvenile Justice Model Site Visit Sept. 24-26 in New York City.

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Where Shall We Meet?

Legislative committee rooms are as varied as our state legislatures. Like legislatures, they come in all different shapes and sizes.

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In the Trenches With Social Media at the Summit

First thing at Summit, legislators and legislative staff got down and dirty in the social media trenches as NCSL and Facebook teamed up to unveil the new Facebook Guide for State Legislators.

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Making Your Case: Develop and Deliver Your Message

Catherine Johns, a communications consultant from Chicago, shared her advice on connecting with an audience and a whole lot more, with participants at the Legislative Summit during a Sunday morning session that was full to begin with and grew as the morning went on. Sponsored by the Women’s Network, it was geared toward women but useful for everyone there.

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NCSL's Legislative Summit Convenes Sunday in Boston

At a time when the role of state legislatures has never been more crucial to the nation's governance, NCSL's annual Legislative Summit convenes Sunday in Boston.

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Young and New Professionals at the Legislative Summit

NCSL’s Young and New Professionals group will be holding two half-day pre-conferences to the 2017 Legislative Summit.

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Putting Kids First in Massachusetts

Her love of American history led Christie Getto Young to Boston for graduate school. After earning her master’s degree in social work, she joined the legislature’s Joint Committee on Human Services, where the research analyst discovered an affinity for policy work.

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Renovating Wyoming’s Capitol

In December 2015, the Wyoming Capitol was closed to begin a three-year renovation project. The last major renovation at the Capitol in Cheyenne was in 1917 when wings were constructed to hold the current legislative chambers.

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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.