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NCSL's Higher Education Institute Studies Funding Changes

A particular focus of the 2013 NCSL Higher Education Institute, held Nov. 7-9, was a movement away from enrollment-based to outcome-based funding.

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The Language of Leadership

“Great leaders cause you to move to action. They force you to think.” That's how North Carolina State Representative Craig Horn, speaking at NCSL’s Symposium for Emerging Leaders in Beaverton, Ore. on Monday, captured the essence of Winston Churchill as someone who knew “public service was the highest calling.”

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Huntsman and Bayh to Address Partisan Gridlock at NCSL Fall Forum in Washington

At this year’s NCSL Fall Forum in Washington, D.C., attendees will hear from Jon Huntsman (R), former Utah governor, and Evan Bayh (D), former Indiana governor and U.S. senator, the leaders of No Labels, a national organization working with members of Congress from both political parties to work across the aisle to solve our nation’s problems.

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When State Legislators Visit Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Listens

On Dec. 4, the first day of NCSL’s 2013 Fall Forum, state legislators will again take their message to Capitol Hill and urge their congressional delegations to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act.

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Marijuana Article Wins Recognition for State Legislatures Magazine

State Legislatures’ February cover story, “Legally Green,” about the ramifications of legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington, was selected as one of five finalists in the editorial category of single article in a nonprofit publication.

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Webinar: Online Voter Registration

Providing an online voter registration option for voters appeals to officials who span party lines, who look for efficiency, accuracy, and citizen-friendly procedures.

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On Being One of the Voices of NCSL

Life as an NCSL policy analyst isn’t always predictable.

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State Legislatures Magazine: North Dakota: 'Luckiest Place on Earth'

The October/November issue of State Legislatures magazine will arrive in your mailbox soon. The cover story is all about the “luckiest place on earth.”

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NCSL e-News is now NCSL TODAY

If you subscribe to NCSL’s daily compilation of top policy news and highlights from NCSL resources, you’ll notice a different look in your in-box.

NCSL e-News is now NCSL TODAY.

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Farewell to the Thicket

The NCSL Blog will absorb and continue to cover the primary beat of The Thicket--the practice of representative democracy, state politics and elections, and federalism--but it will expand its coverage to include state policy issues and NCSL news and priorities.

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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.