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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

National Black Caucus of State Legislators Hold 41st Annual Conference in Indianapolis

Hundreds of Black State Legislators from across the nation met in Indianapolis, Indiana last week for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) 41st Annual Conference to discuss and… Read More
Friday, December 1, 2017

U.S. Surgeon General Calls For Racial Equity In Opioid Response

At the National Black Caucus of State Legislators Conference in Indianapolis,  U.S. Surgeon General and former Indiana Health Commissioner Jerome Adam called for racial equity in addressing the opioid epidemic.At… Read More
Friday, December 1, 2017

Black Lawmakers Discuss Priorities, Challenges At State Legislatures

Lawmakers from across the country are gathering in Indianapolis this week for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.Rep. Robin Shackleford (D-Indianapolis) says many lawmakers in the organization face a… Read More
Friday, December 1, 2017

Surgeon general: Pot deserves pain treatment study

INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said medical marijuana should be studied and treated like other pain relief drugs but said he could not favor legalizing its recreational use."Under… Read More
Friday, December 1, 2017

Black Lawmakers Meet in Indy

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) is holding its  41st Annual Conference in Indianapolis this weekend.This year the NBCSL conference will bring together African American state legislators representing… Read More
Friday, October 27, 2017

Former AL State Senator Named 15th President of Alabama State University

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators congratulates Dr. Quinton T Ross, Jr, former Alabama State Senator, who was recently selected as president of Alabama State University (ASU). Ross, a… Read More
Thursday, October 5, 2017

NBCSL Volunteers in Hurricane Affected Areas

HOUSTON, TX, Sept 2017:  Under the leadership of President Greg W. Porter, NBCSL Disaster Relief Fund Volunteers, comprised of Legislators and Corporate Round Table Members, labor on a “Muck and… Read More
Monday, August 21, 2017

Texas Voting Law on Language Interpreters Violates Voting Rights Act, Court Says

Texas ran afoul of the Voting Rights Act by restricting the interpretation assistance English-limited voters may receive at the ballot box, a federal appeals court found. In an opinion issued… Read More
Monday, August 21, 2017

Beyond Rooftops: States Move to Encourage Community Solar

The number of U.S. homeowners who have their own solar panels has been growing steadily since 2000. But as that market slows, the industry’s focus is shifting to the huge… Read More
Monday, August 21, 2017

States Attend To Issue of Medical ‘Balance Billing’

The practice among out-of-network healthcare providers of billing patients when the patients’ insurance carriers don’t cover the full cost of the providers’ services - known as “balance billing” - isn’t… Read More
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