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Time to Reflect on Our Values

What if, instead of being irritated that our busy schedules have come to a screeching halt and looking for ways to entertain ourselves, that we actually stop and take inventory of our lives? Where are we now? Where are we going? Who’s important to us? What’s important to us? What if we lost everything that we thought would bring us happiness (health and wealth)? What would we have left?

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Category: Ethics, NCSL
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From Isolation to Recognition: State Legislatures Honor Vietnam Veterans

Here and now, isolation is a real thing. Or at least some of us understand the concept better. It hits deep, those feelings.

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While the nation is gripped with anxiety about the coronavirus pandemic, state legislators should consider several ways to connect with their constituents through social media to disseminate reliable COVID-19 information, including sharing  important resources now available through the White House.

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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Senator David Carlucci (R-N.Y.) visited Washington, D.C. to help NCSL showcase state leadership in privacy and consumer protection.

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FAST Act Reauthorization Crucial, Storey Tells AASHTO

It is crucial that Congress reauthorize the FAST Act, the current federal authorization for surface transportation, which expires Sept. 30, NCSL Executive Director Tim Storey told the winter meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Thursday in Washington, D.C.

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David Teal Honored With NCSL's Steven Gold Award

David Teal, the director of Alaska’s Legislative Finance Division, was honored today as the recipient of the Steven D. Gold Award for his commitment to strengthening the legislative institution both in Alaska and around the country.

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Congress Looking to States for Best Procedural Practices

What can Congress learn from the states? Quite a bit actually. In fact, The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress was established to learn how to make Congress work better for the American people.

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Extra, Extra! Read All About It: 'Red Book' Is Out!

Do you know what “one person, one vote” is? What about “legislative privilege”? If you are a legislator or legislative staff member, the answers to these questions are essential because the once-in-a-decade process of redistricting is not far away—and your state is in the midst of preparations now.

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Our goal is to provide you the tools you need to stay informed and do your jobs better. If you’re interested in additional training, connect with one of our professional staff associations to learn more about opportunities to learn with your peers.

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Great management is important to the success of any organization. Yet, too few managers focus on their management roles and responsibilities, instead preferring to focus on the skills and expertise they mastered that propelled them into the role of manager.

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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.