NCSL - National Conference of State Legislatures

09/26/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/26/2023 07:14

Care Campus Has ‘No Wrong Door’ Policy for Those in Need

Posted September 25, 2023

NCSL Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership Supporting SAFER Banking Act

Tim Storey, chief executive officer of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), sent a letter to Congressional leadership on behalf of states supporting the Secure and Fair Enforcement Regulation Banking Act of 2023 (SAFER Banking...

Posted September 25, 2023

Swift Action on Ticketing | ATA Episode 9

Taylor Swift started something this year in state legislatures. When automated bots caused chaos in ticket sales and shut out many fans, lawmakers in 24 states and Puerto Rico explored how to regulate vendors like Ticketmaster. Texas was the...

Posted September 25, 2023

States Toughen Move Over Laws to Protect First Responders, Roadside Workers

To make roadsides safer for first responders and others, states have passed move over laws, which typically require drivers to slow down and/or change lanes when approaching emergency or other prescribed vehicles that are stopped on the roadway.

Posted September 25, 2023

Capitol to Capitol | Sept. 25, 2023

In this issue of Capitol to Capitol Call to Action: Contact your Senate members this week and urge support for the SAFER Banking Act, Potential Impacts of a Government Shutdown on State Grant Programs, and more.

Posted September 22, 2023

NCSL Foundation for State Legislatures | Sponsor List

The NCSL Foundation for State Legislatures is sponsored by a distinguished group of leaders who represent the nation's most prestigious and influential corporations, unions and other organizations.

Posted September 21, 2023

Child Care Funding Deadline Approaching: It's Your Move, States

With no federal child care deal in sight, some states are acting to ensure child care programs don't have to close once pandemic relief funding runs out.

Posted September 19, 2023

WNBA Legend Tamika Catchings: An MVP On and Off the Court

WNBA legend Tamika Catchings led the Indiana Fever to 13 playoffs and a championship during her 15 active seasons, but she's an MVP off the court, too.

Posted September 19, 2023

Capitol to Capitol | Sept. 19, 2023

In this issue of Capitol to Capitol NCSL Submits Statement on Scope of Practice to Veteran Affairs Subcommittee on Health, Senate Conducts First Artificial Intelligence Insight Forum to Explore AI Regulations, and more.

Posted September 18, 2023

Despite Strong Labor Market, State and Local Government Jobs Go Unfilled

The U.S. has added 12.1 million jobs coming out of the pandemic, making for a strong labor market, but the public sector has lagged far behind private employers.

Posted September 13, 2023

What the Updated FDA Food Code Means for States

Join Patrick Guzzle, vice president of food science for the National Restaurant Association, and Emily Sampson, a policy analyst who covers environmental health and resilience topics for NCSL, for a lively discussion on the benefits of adopting...

Posted September 13, 2023

States and Feds Are Partners in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

With the costs of opioid addiction mounting, the federal government is disrupting drug trafficking supply chains, while state legislatures focus on prevention and treatment by expanding access to naloxone.

Posted September 12, 2023

NCSL's 'Chief Encouragement Officer'

A Q&A with Sabrina Lewellen, the director and assistant secretary of the Arkansas Senate and newly named NCSL staff chair.

Posted September 12, 2023

The Political Early Bloomer

A Q&A with Brian Patrick Kennedy, the Rhode Island Speaker Pro Tem and newly named NCSL president.

Katie Wright

Senior Director of State Government Affairs
American Hotel & Lodging Association
Washington, D.C.

Angela Storseth-Cooper

Senior Manager Government Relations & Public Policy

Jennifer Kelly

Director of State Outreach
America's Credit Unions
Washington, D.C.

Natalie Castle

General Assembly

Posted September 11, 2023

Open, Closed, Hybrid? State Primary Elections Come in Assorted Flavors

Although primary elections are the most common way for political parties to nominate candidates, states vary in how those elections are conducted.

Posted September 10, 2023

An Unblinking Focus on State News | LTIS Episode 23

On this episode, host Tim Storey sat down with Reid Wilson, founder and editor of the state-focused Pluribus News platform, to how states are tackling some of their toughest issues.

Posted September 8, 2023

NRI Standing Committee Newsletter | September 8, 2023

Federal Update! Congress Returns, Administrative Action & More. Inside: Disaster Relief I Waters of the Untied States I Energy Efficiency

Posted September 7, 2023

Staff Snapshots | Dave Burhop

Dave Burhop is the agency director of the Virginia Division of Legislative Automated Systems.

Posted September 6, 2023

Capitol to Capitol | Sept. 6, 2023

In this issue of Capitol to Capitol NCSL Urges Congress to Replenish FEMA Disaster Relief Fund, HHS Announces First 10 Drugs for Medicare Negotiation and more.