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Refugee Executive Order Challenged

President Donald Trump’s refugee executive order has resulted in confusion and lawsuits that will continue to be resolved in the upcoming months.

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SLCC Brief Argues States May Limit Sex Offenders' Access to Social Media

Balancing the rights of sex offenders and protecting children in particular from sex offenders has been a challenge for states for some time.

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State Options to Keep Nuclear Power in the Energy Mix

The nation’s nuclear fleet is facing an unprecedented array of challenges as nuclear power looks to compete in a rapidly changing energy market.

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It’s School Choice Week and All Eyes Are on Congress

Every January, school choice advocates celebrate school choice week.

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Executive Orders 101

Executive orders are controversial because no provision of the Constitution explicitly authorizes them. Regardless, they have been used by every president—except one, William Henry Harrison—since George Washington. 

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Trump Signs Executive Order on Infrastructure

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at expediting reviews and approvals of high priority infrastructure projects.

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Keeping Legislators and Citizens with Disabilities in the Loop

Legislative sessions in four states began this year with new assistive technologies in place that will help those with disabilities be fully involved in the legislative process.

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GASB 77 Breakdown: What Those New Numbers Display

A significant new financial reporting requirement has been flying beneath the radar since it was first announced in 2015, but it will begin making a widespread appearance in state and local financial reports.

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Should States Treat Computer Coding as a Foreign Language?

The issue of teaching coding is a part of larger movement to improve K-12 computer science education. Components include allowing computer science classes to satisfy existing graduation requirements for math or science, establishing computer science standards, and strengthening the computer science teacher certification process.

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Home Visits: Making a Difference for Children in Low-Income Families

The educational gap between low-income children and their middle-income peers starts as early as nine months. The gap continues through a child’s life and into adulthood, creating long-lasting effects.

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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.