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2016 Legislative Sessions–By the Numbers

By the end of this week, 36 legislatures will have convened their 2016 regular session.

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Fundraising and Legislating: Two Jobs in One

Anyone who wants to run for office—whether local, state or federal—will probably have to spend a significant time fundraising. And it seems as if the fundraising never stops.

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Join us Online for Complete Capitol Forum Coverage

Hooked on policy? If so, NCSL's Capitol Forum is the place to park your attention this week.

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Kentucky Senator Robert Stivers Honored as one of 'Public Officials of the Year'

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers has been chosen as one of Governing magazine's Public Officials of the Year.

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Practicing Everyday Creativity

Every day, legislative staff are called on to use their creativity to improve the policymaking process, writes freelancer and former NCSL staffer Jaime Rall in the new issue of State Legislatures magazine.

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NCSL's Early Learning Fellows Meet Again

Earlier this month the fourth class of NCSL Early Learning Fellows attended a two-day meeting in Denver.

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Gabby Giffords Helps Launch Civility in Discourse Network at Summit

A network of legislators committed to promoting civility in legislative discourse was launched during a training session just before the start of the 2015 Legislative Summit in Seattle.

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President Obama's Eulogy for South Carolina Senator Clementa Pinckney

UPDATE: President Barack Obama eulogized South Carolina Senator Clementa Pinckey during today's funeral service at the College of Charleston, concluding by leading the crowd in singing  "Amazing Grace."

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Meet Laura Rose: NCSL's New Director of Legislative Management

I moved from across the country to become the director of NCSL’s Legislative Management program but in many ways it felt like I was moving into a familiar neighborhood.

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Tips to Tweet Your Way to Social Media Supremacy

Now more than ever, social media plays an integral part in the legislative process. In fact, did you know that nearly every state legislature has some sort of social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Blog and YouTube)?

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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.