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Time to Show Us Your Outstanding Documents

Have you or someone else in your state produced what you consider to be an outstanding document? Don't hide its light under a legislative basket! Submit it to NCSL's 2017 Notable Documents Awards competition.

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RIP: Former NCSL President, Utah Lawmaker Miles 'Cap' Ferry

Miles 'Cap' Ferry was known around the Utah legislature for his loud clothes and his quietly effective style for getting his bills passed. Mr. Ferry, who died late last week at 84, was president of NCSL in 1983-84 and served 20 years in the Utah legislature, including a stint as majority leader.

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Former NCSL Staff Chair Patsy Spaw Honored

Congratulations to Patsy Spaw, who has served since 2001 as secretary of the Texas Senate, and has been honored for her “extraordinary contribution to public service.”

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Canvass March Issue: A Lion's Share of Elections News

March may be going out like lamb, but this month’s issue of The Canvass is ending the month like a lion. 

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A Deserved Day of Remembrance and Recognition: Honoring Vietnam Veterans

I am privileged to have been raised in America’s heartland—just miles from Fort Riley, Kan.—and to have a Vietnam veteran as a father.

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Financial Literacy: Not Just For Kids

April is Financial Literacy Month. Financial literacy focuses on the specific knowledge and concepts consumers need to manage their money and build wealth, depending on an individual’s situation.

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Why Johnny Doesn't Know Much About Civics

Millions of American students and adults are unfamiliar with how their government works and experts are sounding the alarm about a crisis in civics education.

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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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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.