From: NCSL
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: May LegisBriefs from NCSL
Date: Wed May 21 16:56:57 MDT 2014

LegisBrief Online Casino Gambling
Since its start in 1998, online gambling has evolved and grown in popularity. Due to recent amendments to the Wire Act, states have begun to look into allowing online gambling within their borders. However, not every state has enthusiastically welcomed the increased opportunities for online gaming.

LegisBriefObesity: Progress and Challenges
Obesity affects more than one-third of adults and 17 percent of youth in the United States. No state currently has an adult obesity rate of less than 20 percent, but recent research may show signs of progress in young children. Because obesity prevalence remains high, however, it remains a pressing public health concern.

LegisBriefThe Growing Use of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships
Faced with completing transportation projects in an era of declining revenues, more and more states are turning to innovative financing models and greater efficiency in construction. Among these innovations are public-private partnerships (PPPs or P3s).


LegisBriefCitizen Engagement and Legislators: Four Methods for Connecting with Constituents
Lawmakers benefit when citizens engage, voice their opinions and participate in decisions. The process helps legislators take the pulse of the community, make better policy decisions, solve constituents’ problems and gain political allies. Included are four practical methods lawmakers have used and others can try.

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