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NCSL has a new mobile app. The NCSL Events app, available in the iTunes and Google Play stores, features a full list of sessions, speakers, areas for notes, a meeting/personal calendar synced with your mobile device and other information to help you make the most of the Legislative Summit and NCSL's other meetings. 

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State Legislatures Magazine: ‘Powering Into the Future’

The plight of America’s aging energy grid isn’t one of those problems that will go away if we ignore it.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Money and Campaigns

Should there be more money in political campaigns or less? There’s no right answer, of course. But there are lots of opinions.

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Inside This Month's State Legislatures Magazine

Find out about the latest stories in the April issue of State Legislatures magazine, including "A Question of Fairness," which looks at the upcoming case before the U.S. Supreme Court that will determine whether states can compel online retailers to collect sales tax.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Underground Pipelines a Hidden Danger

Nearly four times a day. That’s how frequently underground natural gas pipelines were damaged by digging or excavating in Colorado in 2015, The Denver Post reported last year. That might sound like a lot, but in Pennsylvania the rate is more than twice as high.

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State Legislatures Magazine: From Foster Care to Adulthood

Eighteen-year-olds have plenty to think about. Most are getting ready for college or trade school, some are planning to join the military and still others are entering the workforce.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Inside the March Issue

Eighteen is an awfully young age to be all on your own. Yet, that’s when some 18,000 kids “age out” of foster care each year. Recognizing the challenges these kids face, lawmakers are finding ways to help them transition to adulthood.

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State Legislatures Magazine and NCSL’s Deep Dives

Almost every industry has a Big Three, and it’s no different for state lawmakers. But instead of three big states or legislatures, there are three big issues, the ones everybody’s dealing with: opioids, transportation and marijuana.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Debating the Tipped Wage

Two workers, two very different attitudes about raising the tipped wage.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Plugged Into Solar

The forecast for solar energy remains mostly sunny, even if recent news from Washington clouded the industry’s skies.

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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.