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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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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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What to Watch for in 2017 from State-Federal Emergency Management

The National Homeland Security Consortium outlined its members' top priorities for 2017 during its recent conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., in which NCSL participated.

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Redefining Biotechnology Three Decades Later

Biotechnology, or biotech, as it is sometimes referred to, isn’t the easiest word to define.

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California Demands Uber Get Permit for Self-Driving Cars

In the latest development in the brave new world of government regulation of self-driving cars, California and Uber are at legal loggerheads about the ride-sharing company's use of a small number of self-driving cars (with a backup driver behind the wheel) to pick up passengers in the Bay Area.

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What's Wrong With Being Right?

Some of the great certainties in life are death, taxes and ethics in the news. Headline-making stories involving public officials embroiled in scandals often have ethical violations at their cores.

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Who Should Regulate Drones?

A diverse panel of federal, state and industry experts gathered in a session of the NCSL Capitol Forum on Thursday to discuss and debate what the proper role for states and the federal government is with regards to regulation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS/drones).

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Twitter: 860 Characters Short of a Picture?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, why would people keep trying to fit their thoughts in under 140 characters? #SocialMediaEvolution

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Big 7 to SCOTUS: Wait for Right Internet Sales Tax Case

Not all internet sales tax cases are created equal.

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Drones: Harry Potter, Baseball—And Just Wait Until Halloween

From Harry Potter to the baseball playoffs' pitcher's mound, it's been a very busy time for drones in the news.

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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.