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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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NCSL Staff Meets with House Cannabis Caucus Organizer

NCSL Law, Criminal Justice, and Public Safety staff met with one of the legislative directors behind a newly-created bipartisan House Cannabis Caucus.

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What's New From Children and Families?

NCSL’s Children and Families program covers many human services issues, including child support and family law, child welfare, early care and education, welfare and poverty.

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Early Care and Education Winter Quarter 2017 Update

This edition of the e-update features recently produced and updated webpages and webinars from the ECE project staff, a look at 2017 legislation that has been introduced, information about NCSL technical assistance opportunities and a preview of the 2017 Early Learning Fellows Program, among other information.

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New Episode of 'Our American States' podcast: Security of U.S. Elections

The security of America's voting systems is under the microscope. Revelations about foreign hacking into state registration systems and allegations of voter fraud are a focal point of public policy discussions.

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All the Steps to Convene a Legislature

Pomp and circumstance amidst a whirlwind of other activities describes the opening of a legislative session.

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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Election Modernization is a Collaborative Effort

Election modernization—it’s a term we hear often in the elections community. To some it signals necessary reforms and progress, to others it’s a pipe dream without the funding to follow.

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Category: NCSL, Elections
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Getting the Word Out About the Earned Income Tax Credit

The EITC—a refundable tax credit—is available to folks who have an income, meet certain income limits set by the Internal Revenue Service and file a tax return.

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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.