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Fighting Poverty, Building Opportunity Key Roles for Lawmakers

Life is short. None of us know how long we have. Make sure you don’t waste it.

That rather sobering message was at the heart of the remarks author and social entrepreneur Wes Moore delivered to legislators, legislative staff and other attendees at the Tuesday General Session of NCSL’s Legislative Summit in Nashville.

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Slowing Down Bad Behavior on the Roadways

Drinking and driving, talking or texting on a phone, eating or drinking, playing with the stereo or navigation system—the variety of risky behaviors on our roadways is seemingly endless.

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The Password Is … Stop Reusing Your Passwords

Abc123. Qwerty. 123456. Password. If you’re using one of these as your password for, well pretty much all your accounts, you’re not alone. A 2019 report found they’re among the most common—and most hacked—passwords in the world. But Cris Thomas says it’s time to stop.

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Embracing Your New Normal

"Adversity can make you stronger!” When this is spoken by someone who has suffered nothing near the real adversity you have, it’s pretty hard to keep listening. But when someone who has suffered a great personal tragedy or serious injury says it, it’s hard not to want to listen to his story. 

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Dolly: 'They Will Always Love Her'

An overflow crowd of thousands greeted country legend Dolly Parton when she opened the 2019 NCSL Legislative Summit with a discussion about her nearly 25-year-old Imagination Library project that has distributed close to 125 million books to children 5 and younger.

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Education Funding: A Generational Challenge

Each year, NCSL’s Executive Committee meets to identify and discuss what priorities will dominate legislative chambers across the nation for the coming year. At the top of the list for 2019? Education funding reform.

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2019 Legislative Summit Opens Monday in Nashville

From the star power of Dolly Parton to the nitty-gritty of powerful policy sessions, NCSL’s annual Legislative Summit, convening Monday in Nashville, offers an opportunity to communicate with and learn from your colleagues from the nation’s legislatures.

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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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Legislative Internships: Pathway to Public Service

With legislatures gearing up for the 2019 session, it’s a good time to highlight some best practices of legislative internship programs discussed at NCSL’s Legislative Summit in Los Angeles this summer.

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Overcoming Stereotypes and Fostering Workforce Diversity

Daryl Dixon was just a child when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Unfamiliar with who this man was, never mind what he fought for, Dixon attended the funeral with his family members. That day, after learning about King and his dream for equality and inclusiveness, Dixon, founder of the Diversity Resource Group, left with one question: If someone so liked and revered could be assassinated, what does that mean for the rest of us?

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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.