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School Bus Safety On and Off the Bus

The federal role in improving school bus safety was the focus of a hearing last week by the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

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With Gas Tax Tank Emptying, a Look at Road Usage Charges

The gas tax isn’t dead, but its actuarial table is in the tank. And the tank is trending toward empty.

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Dealing With Polysubstance Impaired Driving

Polydrug use, primarily alcohol and marijuana, has spiked 300% since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2013.

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Webinar Thursday: New Transportation Technology—Avoiding a Patchwork

The question of how drones should be regulated is at the top of legislators minds. Join us to hear from two experts about what these, and other key updates mean for drones in 2019 and beyond. 

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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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NCSL Resources on Issues of State Concern Raised During the State of the Union

President Donald Trump touched on a number of issues of significant interest to states during Tuesday's State of the Union address. Here are NCSL resources related to those issues. 

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Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Drunken Driving Case

The question the Supreme Court will decide in Mitchell v. Wisconsin is whether a statute authorizing a blood draw from an unconscious motorist provides an exception to the Fourth Amendment warrant requirement.

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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

The holidays are often a time of celebration and indulgence in our favorite holiday treats. However, these festivities often include alcohol and other impairing substances, making the holidays one of the most dangerous seasons on our roads.

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Colorado, Missouri Yield as California Green Lights Transportation Taxes

Three high-profile ballot measures to increase transportation funding failed druing the midterm elections in Colorado and Missouri on Tuesday, but California voters upheld a $5.2 billion transportation tax increase.

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Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is on Daylight Saving Debate?

Legislators in 25 states reviewed at least 40 bills and resolutions, with about equal numbers advocating either permanent daylight saving time (DST) (which would require Congressional approval) or opting out (which states can do with a vote of the state legislature).

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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.