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Winners of the 2019 Notable Documents Award Are ...

The Legislative Research Librarians and NCSL announce the winners of the 2019 Notable Document Award winners.

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Tune Up Your Professional Skills in Music City USA

The Leadership Staff Professional Association (LSS) invites all leadership staff, chiefs of staff, caucus staff, administrative staff in leader’s offices, personal and district staff to attend the 2019 LSS Professional Development Seminar (PDS) Aug. 4-5 in Nashville, Tenn.

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SCOTUS to Decide Whether States May Copyright Statutory Annotations

Rarely does a U.S. Supreme Court case implicate the work of state legislatures like Georgia v. Public.Resource.org. In this case the court will decide whether a state may copyright statutory annotations. 

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NCSL Spring 2019 Legislative Staff Week: It’s a Wrap!

NCSL’s Legislative Staff Week wrapped up last Friday after a week of celebrating the staff who keep our state legislatures running smoothly.

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Texas Legislative Council Shoots a New Take on 'Schoolhouse Rock!'

The Texas Legislative Council launched a new employee-orientation program last year with the goal of introducing new hires to the council’s divisions and explaining the role each plays in achieving the council’s mission. 

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Chickens, Cattle and Policy All in a (Long) Day's Work

Going all the way back to the Founding Fathers, there's a long tradition of farmers who serve as legislators. Now meet a staffer who balances a full-time job with a full-time farm.

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Sometimes You Just Gotta Have Fun

What is it like to work for a state legislature? For many people, fun probably isn’t the first word to pop into their minds. But working for a legislature can be just that—fun!

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Former NCSL Staff Chair Susan Schaar One of Richmond’s 'Outstanding Women'

Susan Clarke Schaar had to cancel her plans to attend the recent Spring Business Meeting of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries. She wasn’t too disappointed though: Schaar, who serves as the clerk, the chief administrative officer of the Senate of Virginia, was being honored by the Richmond YWCA.

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NCSL Recognizes Legislative Staff and Their Contributions to Our State Legislatures

Congratulations to all my colleagues across the country whose sessions have completed or are about to wrap up. Some of us are still at it.

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State Legislatures at 400: Journal Symposium Available for Free for a Limited Time

To help commemorate and deepen knowledge surrounding the history, role, demography and modern institution of state legislatures, the journal PS: Political Science & Politics is offering free access until May 15 to its State Legislatures at 400 Symposium.

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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.