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A Commitment to Service Through Dedicated Leadership
Representing the interests and needs of constituents is the number one goal of legislators.  Legislators strengthen their ability to help citizens by convening to support…
The True Definition of Leadership
Although the specific functions of a Legislator may vary from state to state, the role may be generally defined as an elected official who crafts…
Building the Future … and our Youth
The act of policymaking can be tedious, illuminating, frustrating, and rewarding all at once. Over the past few years, we have seen where legislative activity…
Enacting Legislation for the Protection and Advancement of our Youth
Education equality, criminal sentencing reform, and increasing opportunities for Black and Latino boys and young men are issues that many state legislatures and the federal…
Increasing Access, Improving Lives: NBCSL Members Focused on Health
The term health disparities is defined as the gaps in the quality of health and health care across racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and socioeconomic groups.…
Resolutions For 2014: A Focus On Health
This is the time of the year when most of us take time to reflect on past activities and make plans for new ones. For many…
The Urgency of Now
Over the past few decades, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and the public, have debated about the effects of human activity on the earth’s climate. Of…
Legislating for the Future: NBCSL Members Promoting Innovative Energy, Transportation, and Environment Policies
Energy, transportation, and environment policies affect our everyday lives, and legislation to promote renewable energy, safer transportation, and a sustainable local environment is being considered…