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A Sobering Look at the Opoid Abuse Crisis

The scale and urgency of the opioid crisis is clear in the numbers.

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Police-Community Session: Engage, Involve, Use Data

A standing-room only crowd heard from an articulate, experienced and funny panel of three, moderated by Katherine McQuay from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Legislatures Get Back to Their Roots

NCSL, in partnership with American Evolution, took an NCSL Legislative Summit session back in time.

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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Building the 21st Century Electric Grid

Electricity hasn’t changed, but the way we get it sure has.

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Category: NCSL, Energy
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Should Services Be Taxed Like Physical Goods?

States should be looking at ways of expanding their sales tax long term as the nation moves to a more service economy, Scott Drenkard of the Tax Foundation, told a Legislative Summit session on "Is Taxation of Services Inevitable?"

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Making Your Case: Develop and Deliver Your Message

Catherine Johns, a communications consultant from Chicago, shared her advice on connecting with an audience and a whole lot more, with participants at the Legislative Summit during a Sunday morning session that was full to begin with and grew as the morning went on. Sponsored by the Women’s Network, it was geared toward women but useful for everyone there.

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NCSL's Legislative Summit Convenes Sunday in Boston

At a time when the role of state legislatures has never been more crucial to the nation's governance, NCSL's annual Legislative Summit convenes Sunday in Boston.

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Test Drive Next Generation Zero-Emission Vehicles at Legislative Summit

Attendees at NCSL's Legislative Summit in Boston will have the opportunity to slip behind the wheel of a pair of ZEVs during a demonstration on Sunday, the Summit's opening day.

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Category: NCSL, Energy
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Birth of American Representative Democracy; 5 Things About the First 22 Burgesses of Virginia

The first convening of the first representative legislative body to meet on American soil wasn't all that different from today's state legislatures—except no social media selfies of the 22 men who attended.

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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Election Technology Funding News from the States

A big part of NCSL’s Future of Elections: Technology, Policy and Funding Conference in Williamsburg, Va., June 14-16, was (no surprise) devoted to how to fund new equipment.

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Category: NCSL, Elections
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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.