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Microsoft Pulls Back Curtains on Cybersecurity for Lawmakers' Visit

With states collecting a vast amount of data, the risk of a breach or exposure is imminent and lawmakers are determining how to respond. This past December, 26 legislators and legislative staff from 11 states headed to Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Wash., to learn more about the threats states face and what can be done about them.

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Keeping Legislators and Citizens with Disabilities in the Loop

Legislative sessions in four states began this year with new assistive technologies in place that will help those with disabilities be fully involved in the legislative process.

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What Lawmakers Did to Help Prevent Injuries in 2016

As state legislatures across the country are gearing up for the beginning of session, NCSL staff are looking back at 2016 state action on injury prevention, an important public health issue including child abuse and neglect, older adult falls, teen dating violence and traumatic brain injury.  

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Majority of U.S. Congress is Former State Legislators

The House’s 52 member freshmen class, includes 23 former state legislators, thus ensuring that a majority of the members of the House are former state legislators.

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What States Can Do for Retirement Readiness

Estimates are that more than a third of the American workforce lacks access to a pension system from their employer and many businesses, especially smaller ones, can't afford to underwrite one for their employees, who may have to depend on Social Security for much of their retirement income.

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State Lawmakers Huddle With Their Federal Counterparts During Lobby Day

Just as uncertainty grips the nation's capital over what the new administration will portend, state legislators found their federal counterparts grappling with what will happen on a host of issues crucial to the states.

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NCSL Capitol Forum Kicks off Today in D.C.

Major new reports dealing with disability employment and state actions to sustain military bases are among the highlights of NCSL’s Capitol Forum beginning today in Washington, D.C.

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Great Managers Are Not Born ...

It’s the same in all organizations, public or private. The manager/employee relationship is where the rubber meets the road in terms of employee motivation and organizational performance. 

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NCSL Welcomes Partnership of Parliaments Members to the U.S.

NCSL welcomed 19 German and Austrian legislators from the Partnership of Parliaments to Denver earlier this month.

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RIP: Former Maryland Delegate, Environmental Icon Leon Billings

Former Maryland Delegate and environmental icon Leon Billings died Tuesday, suffering a stroke while visiting family in Tennessee.

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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.