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Sept. 13 Webinar: From Chaos to Collaboration

Join NCSL members from across the country Sept. 13 in learning new skills and ideas when it comes to engaging constituents, interest groups and peers in productive and collaborative spaces and dialogue with the ultimate goal of compromise and getting things done with the best interests of those affected in mind.

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Legislators Explore Causes, Consequences of Older Inmates

The problem is clear. The number of state prisoners over the age of 55 is skyrocketing. And the cost to incarcerate and care for this population is unsustainable.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Federalism, School Safety, Energy Storage

What is the state of federalism today? That question anchors the cover story in the current issue of NCSL’s State Legislatures magazine.

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Help Us Compile the 'Wise Women Legislative Guidebook'

After the arduous election campaign, a newly-elected woman legislator walks through the doors of the statehouse for the first time as a representative of the people.

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The ADA, Overtime and the Importance of Job Descriptions

State legislatures should pay attention to a recent ruling by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, that overtime can be an "essential function."

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Hawaii Throws Shade on Coral-harming Sunscreens

Hawaii just became the first state to ban sunscreens harmful to coral reefs.

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Technical Assistance: It Could Happen to You in Your State

Did you know NCSL staff will travel to your state to provide committee testimony or to convene a stakeholder meeting?

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Debuting ... Legislatures-At-a-Glance

Have you ever wanted to quickly find the leaders of a Legislature, the percent of female legislators in a state or the state’s Capitol city? Well, now you can find all that and more on NCSL’s new Legislatures-At-A-Glance page!

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A New Chapter in Page Programs: The Senate of Virginia’s Page Leadership Program

The Senate of Virginia’s program, geared towards 13- and 14-year-olds, is unique in many ways: It’s long (full time for seven to nine weeks), students live in a hotel supervised by chaperones, it includes a tutoring program, involves several staff, and enlists community partners such as the Virginia Credit Union—for a class on money management—and Central Virginia Food Bank, the location for the community service project.

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Variety of Health Topics on the Table at NCSL Seminar

State policymakers’ roles in health policy and public health, Medicaid, prescription drugs and behavioral health were all on the agenda when 40 legislators from 19 states attended a recent NCSL health-focused seminar in La Jolla, Calif.

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About the NCSL Blog

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.