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NRI Committee Launches 2019 Webinar Series

NCSL’s Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee’s annual Spring Webinar Series will examine issues ranging from carbon capture storage to new transportation technology, cell-cultured meat and much more

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Ombudsman Offices Keep the Sun Shining on Government Records

This is National Sunshine Week, an annual event marking the importance of public access to government information. The celebration runs March 10-16 and features news articles, panel discussions, workshops and other events advocating access to public information.

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Data Privacy Day Takes on More Significance in 2019

Today is Data Privacy Day, recognized annually to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.

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Net Neutrality and Privacy: A Federal Issue or for the States to Decide?

Michelle Richardson, director of the Privacy & Data Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology, says the internet privacy debate is long overdue.

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New Hampshire Voters Approve Constitutional Amendment on Privacy

Among the more than 150 statewide ballot measures covering topics from transportation to elections to health care, one may have fallen under the radar. New Hampshire voters on Tuesday approved amending the state constitution to establish a right to privacy.

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Cryptocurrency: Currency of the Future or Just a Fad?

Los Angeles—The U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) defines virtual currency as “a medium of exchange that operates like a currency in some environments, but does not have all the attributes of real currency.

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Tech CEOs Offer Some Policy Advice

Los Angeles—Portable benefits. Training. Affordable housing. Occupational licensing reform. Streamlining of regulation. A trio of young tech CEOS who kicked off the first general session of NCSL’s 44th Legislative Summit all agreed that those rather low-tech concepts were critical to nurturing entrepreneurs in the U.S.

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NCSL Seeking Winning Websites: Online Democracy Award

Each year, the NCSL Online Democracy Award recognizes a state legislative website that stands out for making democracy user-friendly. A look at websites of past winners can spark inspiration and new ideas for any legislative website.

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What to Expect on Federal Broadband Policy

Beginning in March, the Senate Commerce Committee will move on infrastructure proposals that are likely to include broadband internet policies.

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State Efforts on Elections Cybersecurity Never Went Away

Election security is back in the news. The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held hearings on Tuesday, and the consensus from national intelligence experts is that disinformation campaigns and attempts to disrupt our elections are the new normal.

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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.