Our American States | An NCSL Podcast

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The “Our American States” podcast—produced by the National Conference of State Legislatures—is where you can hear compelling conversations that tell the story of America’s state legislatures, the people in them, the politics that compel them, and the important work of democracy.

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William Pound, executive director of the National Conference of State Legislatures, offers his insight on major issues state legislatures will be addressing in their 2018 sessions. Based on a January article in State Legislatures magazine, “Top 10 in 2018,” we get his insights on:

  • States reaction to the federal tax cut bill
  • State revenue health
  • Opioids
  • Recreational and medical marijuana
  • Immigration
  • Reduction of federal regulations
  • Cybersecurity
  • Health
  • Education
  • Driverless vehicles
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Sexual harassment
  • Election administration


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