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NCSL President Speaks at Jamestown Event Marking 400 Years of Representative Democracy

NCSL President Senator Toi Hutchinson (D-Ill.) spoke Tuesday in Jamestown, VA to commemorate the 400th anniversary of representative government in the United States. Her remarks from the event below.

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Strong States: Spending the Summer Exploring the Ins and Outs of State Legislatures

Theresa Nelson, a rising sophomore at Stanford University majoring in public policy and Spanish, is a summer intern in NCSL's Elections program. She produced this Q&A blog for Stanford's Bill Lane Center for the American West.

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State Legislatures Magazine | A Remarkable Man: Bill Pound Retires After 44 years With NCSL

In a heartfelt send-off in the July/August issue of State Legislatures magazine, Bill’s longtime friend and NCSL colleague Carl Tubbesing shows that few leaders and organizations fit together so perfectly as Bill Pound and NCSL.

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Show Off Your Notable Document: Enter to Win the Annual LRL Notable Document Awards

NCSL and the Legislative Research Librarians Staff Professional Association are on the hunt for documents that go above and beyond and stand out from the fray.

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Welcome to the New Look of NCSL's Website

Our refreshed site offers a streamlined, user-friendly design that makes it easy to find the information you need.

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California Senator Ben Allen Presented With Public Leadership in the Arts Award

NCSL and Americans for the Arts presented California Senator Ben Allen with the Public Leadership in the Arts Award for State Arts Leadership Monday in Sacramento. The award honors state officials who effectively lead the arts advancement movement in their region.

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RIP: Maryland Speaker Michael Busch

NCSL mourns the loss of Speaker Michael E. Busch the longest-serving speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates who died Sunday at age 72.

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Opportunities to Commemorate 400 years of Democracy in America

The Virginia General Assembly, along with American Evolution, is commemorating the 400th anniversary of several key historical events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 that continue to influence America today.

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Advice to New Legislators: What I Wish I Knew

David Long, who rose to become the Senate pro tem in Indiana, remembers an early meeting in his legislative career. He asked to talk with the chair of the finance committee to discuss the state’s income tax law and proceeded to tell him “how dumb aspects of it were.”

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NCSL Resources on Issues of State Concern Raised During the State of the Union

President Donald Trump touched on a number of issues of significant interest to states during Tuesday's State of the Union address. Here are NCSL resources related to those issues. 

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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.