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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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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Notable Documents Award

The winners of the 2017 Notable Documents Awards have been chosen.

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Meet Leo O'Leary, Washington's Page School Teacher

What’s the next best thing when you don’t make the cut to be a page in the Washington Legislature? You become the legislature’s Page School Teacher!

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Innovations in Election Technology

NCSL’s Elections and Redistricting team was in Williamsburg, Va., last week for the Future of Elections: Technology Policy and Funding conference.

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Seeing Results on Evidence-Based Policymaking in Santa Fe

How states can incorporate evidence-based policymaking into their decision-making process was the focus of a recent meeting of state legisators and agency, executive and legislative staff convened in Santa Fe by NCSL and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Congrats to the New Chief Clerks and Secretaries

The 2017 legislative session has been a significant one for several members of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries.

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My How Things Have Changed

From looking up bills and resources, to providing committee testimony, NCSL staff are often called on when time is of the essence. It’s not uncommon to field a phone call from a legislator walking to a committee hearing or floor vote, wanting “Anything you have on XYZ, and can I get that within the hour? Thanks.”

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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.