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  • Meagan Dorsch
    Director of Public Affairs
  • Jon Kuhl
    Public Affairs Specialist
    Washington, D.C.
June 20, 2011

Reporters and Lawmakers Focus on Pressing Issues Facing States 

What are state legislatures doing about immigration, pensions, budget gaps, collective bargaining and redistricting? Reporters can see and experience it for themselves at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) 37th annual Legislative Summit in San Antonio, Texas, from Aug. 8–11.

This is the largest and only venue of its kind where legislators and staff from both political parties come together to discuss the challenging issues currently facing state governments. The Legislative Summit will feature more than 150 policy sessions on higher education, immigration, state budgets, pensions, green jobs and legislative leadership. As a reporter, you will be able to gather dozens of story ideas, put local issues into a national context,  listen to solutions being debated in a bipartisan manner, and have several opportunities to meet and learn from other reporters, legislators and key note speakers from across the country.

All meetings held in conjunction with NCSL’s Legislative Summit are open to the press. Although registration is required, NCSL does not charge a fee to credentialed members of the media.

Please review NCSL media policy before registering. Online registration is open until July 15. After that time, members of the media must register onsite in NCSL’s press room at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Members of the media must present valid press credentials from a capitol press corps, official press organization or the U.S. Congress on site before obtaining NCSL press credentials.

For 37 years, NCSL has been a champion of state legislatures, serving as an unparalleled resource for nonpartisan research, information, training and education for all state legislators and legislative staff.

For more information, please contact our public affairs division.

NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.