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Libraries 'even more valuable' in internet era

Don't bother Greg Lucas with the tired trope that the internet means people don't need libraries anymore. 

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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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Sexual Harassment Reaches State Lawmakers as Well as Media, Show Business

A news story involving an individual—whether it be a TV show host, playwright, CEO or even a hacker—accused of sexual harassment or misconduct has been a virtual daily occurrence since the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surfaced in October. Legislators, both state and federal, also have been subject to allegations.

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What's New From Children and Families | November 2017

DID YOU KNOW: November is National Adoption Month 2017. NCSL tracks legislation related to adoption in our Child Welfare Enacted Legislation Database.

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Daylight Saving Time Crawls Back Into the Shadows on Sunday

Our twice-yearly national ritual of changing clocks occurs at 2 a.m. this Sunday as the official national time shifts from daylight saving time back to standard time, except for those places that stay on standard time year round, namely Arizona and Hawaii.

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NCSL, iCivics Part of Move to Strengthen Civics Education

NCSL joined more than 230 leaders from academia, philanthropy, the media and civic learning groups in Washington, D.C., last month to participate in a conversation about the state of civic engagement and the role effective civic learning and education can play in overcoming the increasing divisions in the United States.

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Delaware Rolls to an Idaho  Stop

Delaware became the second state to enable bicyclists to yield, not stop, at stop signs, when Governor John Carney signed House Bill 185 into law.

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South Dakota Asks Supreme Court to Accept Sales Tax Case

South Dakota has filed a petition in South Dakota v. Wayfair asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to its law requiring out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax.

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State Legislators Learn Latest Juvenile Justice Reform Policies in Big Apple

State legislators and staff got the chance to learn about the latest juvenile justice reform policies across the country during NCSL’s Juvenile Justice Model Site Visit Sept. 24-26 in New York City.

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Commonwealth Conversations Provide Listening Moments for Mass. Lawmakers

Listening to the concerns of Massachusetts’s residents resulted in a plan that the Massachusetts Senate adopted for its work in the 2017 session and beyond.

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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.