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Thursday Webinar: Linking Early Childhood, K-12 Data to Improve Outcomes

Linking limited, but crucial, early childhood and K-12 data can help states know whether policies and programs successfully transition children from early childhood to the classroom and get them ready for school.

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Innovations in Election Technology

NCSL’s Elections and Redistricting team was in Williamsburg, Va., last week for the Future of Elections: Technology Policy and Funding conference.

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Policymakers from 8 States Convene to Improve Maternal and Child Health

Teams of legislators, state health officials, maternal and child health directors, Medicaid officials and a pediatrician converged in Baltimore last month for a multi-state invitational meeting on improving maternal and child's health convened by NCSL.

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Wednesday Webinar: Experts Weigh in on Preschool Effects

Do the effects of preschool last? What groups of students benefit most? How much does it cost to ensure high quality? These questions and more will be addressed and answered in a May 24 webinar hosted by NCSL.

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Category: NCSL, Education
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NCSL States Its Case on Infrastructure

NCSL, represented by Utah Senator and immediate past NCSL President Curt Bramble, joined state and local leaders from the National Association of Counties, United States Conference of Mayors, and National League of Cities for a robust conversation about the role of state and local governments in building, maintaining and improving America’s infrastructure and how Congress can help support the nation’s infrastructure needs.

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Election Integrity, NCSL and You!

The big news in the elections world is that President Donald Trump signed an executive order to create the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity last week.

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Former NCSL President Debbie Smith Inducted into Nevada Senate Hall of Fame

Former NCSL President Senator Debbie Smith, who died of brain cancer in 2016, has been inducted into the Nevada Senate Hall of Fame.

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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Dueling Lawsuits Challenge and Defend Texas 'Sanctuary' Laws

It is not just the president who wants to curtail sanctuary jurisdictions. States are getting in on the action too. Not surprisingly, local governments are pushing back.

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What’s New from Children and Families in May?

Many states reported using Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds for child care. Twenty-four states transferred or directly used TANF funds for child care ranging from $2 million in Texas up to $382 million in California.

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Early Care and Education Webinar Series: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

Spring has sprung and along with songbirds, misty mornings, salamanders and bunnies in the backyard, comes NCSL's webinar season.

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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.