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Lawmakers Gather in Ohio for Learning Circle

Several legislators participated in a Learning Circle at the headquarters of the Kettering Foundation in Dayton, Ohio, last November. They were seeking answers to some important questions are perennially asked by legislators and citizens alike.

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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Scope of Practice Policy Website Celebrates 1 Year

February marks the one year anniversary of the ScopeofPracticePolicy.org website, an important national resource for state policymakers about scope of practice issues for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dental hygienists and dental therapists.

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In Memoriam: Former NCSL Fellow Frank Kreith

A friend and former colleague at NCSL, Frank Kreith of Boulder, Colo., passed away recently.

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Category: NCSL, Energy
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NCSL Capitol Forum Underway in Coronado, Calif.

A wide and deep agenda of topical policy issues characterize NCSL's Capitol Forum, which is underway in Coronado, Calif.

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Legislative Staff: NCSL is YOUR Organization

As NCSL’s inaugural staff week comes to a close, we hope you learned more about the diversity of legislative staff and the vital contributions staff make to America’s state legislatures.

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How the National Association of Legislative Fiscal Offices Came to Be

The National Association of Legislative Fiscal Offices was officially formed in 1976, but legislative fiscal officers were sharing information and networking long before then.

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Andrea Chiapella Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Senate Minority Office

Andrea Chiapella's search for a  post-college job in public policy took her all the way across the street.

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Confidence is Key: 6 Tips to Speaking with Impact

Repetition, speaking with hedge-words or softeners, and unnecessary apologizing are common mistakes we, as working professionals, make every day.

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Staff Week Webinar: Public Service in Difficult Times

Patrick Edgar, who delivered a useful and well-received presentation on being a public employee during difficult times at the Legislative Research Librarians Staff Section's September meeting in Helena, Mont., will be featured in the first annual Legislative Staff Week webinar.

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Welcome to Legislative Staff Week!

NCSL appreciates how much legislative staff are vital to the work of every state legislature, and we are using this week to shine the spotlight on the staff and their contributions.

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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.