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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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Show Off Your Notable Document: Enter to Win the Annual LRL Notable Document Awards

NCSL and the Legislative Research Librarians Staff Professional Association are on the hunt for documents that go above and beyond and stand out from the fray.

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NCSL Shines a Light on Legislative Staff

Twice a year, NCSL celebrates Legislative Staff Week to highlight legislative staff and their many and varied contributions to their legislatures.

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NCSL Seeks Winning Website for 2019 Online Democracy Award

NCSL is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Online Democracy Award. If you are proud of your legislature, chamber or caucus website, please enter to win no later than Friday, April 12.

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Opportunities to Commemorate 400 years of Democracy in America

The Virginia General Assembly, along with American Evolution, is commemorating the 400th anniversary of several key historical events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 that continue to influence America today.

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Virginia’s New DOME Commemorates 400 Years of Legislating

Virginia celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first meeting of its House of Burgesses this year, and among the many celebrations honoring this momentous milestone is one very ambitious project.

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11 Chambers Elect New Clerks & Secretaries—Part II

The 2019 legislative session is the first as chief clerk or secretary for these members of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS)—but all of these legislative staffers have spent years in the statehouse.

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11 Chambers Elect New Clerks and Secretaries—Part I

Each of these American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS) members serve as the chief administrative officers in their chambers; some are the parliamentarian as well. And while they may be new to this role, they are all veterans of the legislature.

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Butter Believe It: A Visit to the Pennsylvania Farm Show

When it comes to the most popular New Year’s resolutions, eating better always tops the list. But in my home state, the diet can't start until the end of the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show.

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Mac Taylor, California Legislative Analyst, Retires After 40 Years

Mac Taylor must like round numbers. At the end of December, the longtime California legislative analyst will be calling it a career after 40 years working for the California Legislature.

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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.