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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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Policymakers from 8 States Convene to Improve Maternal and Child Health

Teams of legislators, state health officials, maternal and child health directors, Medicaid officials and a pediatrician converged in Baltimore last month for a multi-state invitational meeting on improving maternal and child's health convened by NCSL.

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It Just Got Harder for Illinois To Pass a Budget

Until June 1, Illinois only required a simple majority in each chamber to pass a budget. Since lawmakers failed to meet that June 1 deadline again this year, a three-fifths majority vote in each chamber is now required to pass the budget.

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NCSL States Its Case on Infrastructure

NCSL, represented by Utah Senator and immediate past NCSL President Curt Bramble, joined state and local leaders from the National Association of Counties, United States Conference of Mayors, and National League of Cities for a robust conversation about the role of state and local governments in building, maintaining and improving America’s infrastructure and how Congress can help support the nation’s infrastructure needs.

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Former NCSL President Debbie Smith Inducted into Nevada Senate Hall of Fame

Former NCSL President Senator Debbie Smith, who died of brain cancer in 2016, has been inducted into the Nevada Senate Hall of Fame.

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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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What's in the Recipe for a Bill?

Have you ever thought about what a bill is—in the legislative sense that is? No? Well, let’s consider it.

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N. H. House Clerk Paul Smith a '40 Under 40' Honoree

Paul Smith, clerk of the New Hampshire House of Representatives since 2014 and a former state representative, was recently honored as one of the state’s “40 Under 40” by New Hampshire’s only statewide newspaper, the Union Leader.

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RIP: Former NCSL President, Utah Lawmaker Miles 'Cap' Ferry

Miles 'Cap' Ferry was known around the Utah legislature for his loud clothes and his quietly effective style for getting his bills passed. Mr. Ferry, who died late last week at 84, was president of NCSL in 1983-84 and served 20 years in the Utah legislature, including a stint as majority leader.

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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.