From: Sen. Bruce Starr
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: What you need to know this month from NCSL
Date: Thu May 29 20:53:36 MDT 2014
Body:
There's a great line-up of speakers at this summer’s Legislative Summit in Minneapolis. You’ll hear from America’s top political pollsters, Neil Newhouse and Geoffrey Garin, and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough will give us his incisive take on American politics today. Former General Wesley Clark will update us on America's energy security, and former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt will share ideas on how states can rein in their health care costs. MORE

Watch this month's video message from Senator Starr.
Join two of the nation's top political pollsters for a lively discussion of what's at stake in the upcoming elections and what it will mean for the nation. View the Legislative Summit online agenda to browse all the sessions in the american politics track. MORE
NCSL’s searchable legislation database gives real-time information on the status of state energy and environment bills. Be sure to view the most  recent legislative updates on plastic bag legislation, energy infrastructure and hybrid vehicle incentives. MORE

6/4: Webinar: Bill Information Service Training
6/06: Webinar: Confessions of a Legislative Staffer
6/13: Webinar: Food Safety
6/18: Webinar: Increasing Natural Gas Pipeline Safety

Aug. 19 – 22: NCSL Legislative Summit
Budgets continue to stabilize and most states anticipate slow and steady improvement in finances through the remainder of the fiscal year, according to NCSL’s latest State Budget Update. The complete report is available for free to legislators and staff. MORE
The stories of children falling victim to identity theft are growing at an alarming rate. Many thieves target children who may not even discover they've had their personal information stolen for several years. Read more in the latest issue of State Legislatures. MORE
William T. Pound, NCSL's executive director, discusses events in Washington that are having an impact on states, including transportation funding and the Chemicals in Commerce Act.  Watch the latest D.C. eVideo update. 

Read Capitol to Capitol for the latest news from Congress. This issue covers water infastructure legislation, appropriations, and more.
Legislators and legislative staff connect at the Early Learning Fellows kick-off meeting, Policy, Research & Innovation in Early Learning, May 15 - 16 in Denver. 

Eavesdropping

 “It concerns me that we've taken away
the laser beam and applied a baseball bat.”

Tennessee Rep. Tony Shipley (R) about a bill that would have created a misdemeanor
charge for disruptive picketing, which Shipley considered overly broad, in The Tennessean.

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NCSL Executive Committee Officers

President
Senator Bruce Starr, Oregon

President-Elect
Senator Debbie Smith, Nevada

Vice President
Senator Curt Bramble, Utah

Immediate Past President and President, NCSL Foundation
Speaker Terie Norelli, New Hampshire

Staff Chair
Thomas Wright, Alaska
Chief of Staff, Office of the Speaker of the House

Staff Vice Chair
Margaret "Peggy" Piety, Indiana
Senior Staff Attorney, Legislative Services Agency

Immediate Past Staff Chair and Secretary/Treasurer, NCSL Foundation
Patsy Spaw, Texas
Secretary of the Senate

NCSL Executive Director
William T. Pound 
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