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Cleared for Takeoff: NCSL Lands First Class Tour of Reagan National Airport

As part of NCSL’s Fall Forum last week in Washington D.C. the Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee partnered with the Airports International Council- North America (AIC-NA) to provide interested NCSL members with an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Washington’s Reagan National Airport (DCA). 

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State Lawmakers Head to Capitol Hill

The Marketplace Fairness Act, fiscal uncertainty faced by states, unfunded federal mandates and tax reform were among the issues up for discussion Wednesday as more than 200 state legislators from 41 states met with congressional leadership and 150 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Colorado Gun Control Recall Prompts Senator to Resign

A Colorado Senator resigned last week before a recall election prompted by her vote in favor of new gun-control laws. The resignation preserved the Democrats' one-vote majority.

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Chicago Magazine Profiles 'King of Illinois' Michael Madigan

Chicago magazine profiles Michael Madigan, whose 29 years as Illinois House speaker will soon make him the the longest-tenured House speaker in the nation's history.

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Family Loyalty or Civic Duty?

Today's New York Times carries a fascinating story about the choices faced and made by one-time powerful Massachusetts Senate President William Bulger whose brother, James "Whitey" Bulger, recently has been convicted of 11 murders and other crimes.

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Cauci?

A legislator I was talking with recently stumbled for a moment over the plural of "caucus," finally blurting "cauci."

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Three states emerged from the 2012 elections with both a veto-proof legislature and divided government (government in which the governorship and upper...

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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.