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
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
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.
“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.