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Registration Open for 2017 Legislative Summit in Boston

The wait is over! Registration is open for the 2017 NCSL Legislative Summit, Aug. 6-9 in Boston. The Summit is the biggest and best gathering of state legislators and staff in the country.

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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State Legislatures Magazine for March: Nothing But Net

With this month’s roundball madness heating up, the March issue of State Legislatures magazine offers plenty of solid fast-break opportunities.

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New Episode of 'Our American States': Legislative Leadership

Leadership guru Warren Bennis famously said, "Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." The art of legislative leadership is examined on the latest edition of NCSL's "Our American States" podcast.

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What’s New From Children and Families?

Did you know the child support program collected over $32 billion in child support during FY 2015?.

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Indiana Legislative Services Agency Celebrates 50 Years

It was 50 years ago—March 4, 1967—when  Indiana lawmakers passed a bi-partisan measure and the governor signed into law HB 1005, establishing the Legislative Services Agency (LSA) and the Legislative Council to oversee the work of the LSA.

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New Report Estimates 'Hidden' Costs of Higher Education Spending

States collectively spent $77.7 billion total in higher education in academic year 2014. This is slightly more than the federal government’s own $75 billion in higher education spending, which includes $30.4 billion provided by the Pell Grant program.

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Trump's Executive Order Puts WOTUS on Notice

Fulfilling one of his major campaign promises, on Feb. 28, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to begin the process of reviewing, and possibly rescinding, the Environmental Protection Administration’s (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Clean Water Rule: Definition of Waters of the United States.

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Add NCSL’s Online Democracy Award to Your Trophy Case

Now in its 12th year, the Online Democracy Award recognizes a state legislative website that stands out for making democracy user-friendly.

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Category: NCSL, Technology
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STEM Education a Hot Topic for State Lawmakers

Across the country, state legislators have renewed interests in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.

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A Year in Review: 2016 Early Care and Education Enactments

NCSL compiles and publishes an annual Early Care and Education Legislative Action report that summarizes legislative enactments.

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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.