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A New Chapter in Page Programs: The Senate of Virginia’s Page Leadership Program

The Senate of Virginia’s program, geared towards 13- and 14-year-olds, is unique in many ways: It’s long (full time for seven to nine weeks), students live in a hotel supervised by chaperones, it includes a tutoring program, involves several staff, and enlists community partners such as the Virginia Credit Union—for a class on money management—and Central Virginia Food Bank, the location for the community service project.

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Sunshine, Sessions and Staff: Join NCSL This Summer in L.A.

If you’re looking to connect with fellow legislative staff, sharpen your skills and explore top state policy issues, all with a side of California dreaming, be sure to register for the NCSL Legislative Summit (July 30-Aug. 2 in Los Angeles).

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 From Legislative Staffers to NCSL Staff

NCSL is home to 46 former legislative staff, and they bring their appreciation for the dedication and expertise of our bill drafters, fiscal analysts, IT staff and others to their work serving you at NCSL.

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Audits, Evaluations and Reviews ... Oh My!

Legislators need information to help them make decisions about the programs they oversee—information that tells them whether, and in what important ways, a program is complying with regulations, working well or poorly, and why.

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Staff Profile: Erica Warren: Kentucky, Committee Staff Administrator

Meet Erica Warren a committee staff administrator with the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission.

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NCSL Staff Chair Then and Now | Part 2

Throughout the 43 years since NCSL’s inception, we have had the opportunity to work with many incredibly dedicated legislative staff. Among those are the 43 people who have served as NCSL staff chair. It is the only leadership position for a legislative staffer in a national organization that serves legislatures.

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Staff Profile: Kathy Fazzari, New Jersey’s Education Expert

Kathy Fazzari, education section chief in New Jersey’s Office of Legislative Services, knows a thing or two about education policy.

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129 and Counting!

One hundred and twenty-nine. That’s the number of years of service NCSL’s overall standing committee staff officers have in state legislatures. And they have a message for legislative staff, new and not so new, who are not involved in the NCSL Standing Committees: Stand Up! Show Up! Speak Up! Step Up!

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Here's What's So Great About LESN

In the 32-year history of the Legislative Education Staff Network (LESN), the network has provided countless opportunities for legislative education policy staff to connect and learn through meetings and online resources.

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Staff Profile: Virginia Drew, New Hampshire Visitor Center

Learning every day and sharing her love and pride of her state are what Virginia Drew, director of the New Hampshire Visitor Center, likes most about her job. 

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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.