Thursday, June 13, 2019

Nevada becomes first state to ban pre-employment marijuana tests

Last week, Nevada became the first state in the United States to ban nearly all pre-employment drug testing for marijuana. The law is expected to go into effect in January… Read More
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

NBCSL mourns the passing of AALSCC past member and Louisiana Senate Staff Attorney J. Ashley Carter-Mitchell, Esq.

On behalf of our President, Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (SC), NBCSL expresses its condolences to the family and friends  of J. Ashley Mitchell–Carter, Esq. who passed away over the Memorial Day… Read More
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Senator Jackie Winters, the State of Oregon's first and only African American Republican dies at 82.

Jackie Winters, a well-regarded Oregon state senator and the only African American Republican ever elected to the Legislature, died on Wednesday at 82. Winters was elected to the Oregon House… Read More
Monday, May 6, 2019

Nevada Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson, longtime education advocate, dies suddenly after a brief illness.

Tyrone Thompson, a four-term Democratic assemblyman and longtime education advocate at the Nevada Legislature, passed away early Saturday morning while receiving emergency care at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. He… Read More
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Delegate Adrienne A. Jones becomes Maryland's first African-American speaker of the House

The Maryland House of Delegates has a new speaker. Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones, who dropped out of the running, was elected Wednesday, making history as the first African-American and… Read More
Friday, March 15, 2019

Gun remarks revisited by state senator; views on stand-your-ground bill shared in viral video

After having her angry remarks on a controversial stand-your-ground bill viewed more than 10 million times on the Internet in the past week, state Sen. Stephanie Flowers, D-Pine Bluff, addressed… Read More
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Senator Rodger Smitherman (AL) introduces Bill that would give money to Alabama schools for anti-bullying programs

One Alabama senator wants schools across the state to start anti-bullying programs and is proposing a plan to fund the effort.Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, has filed legislation that would appropriate… Read More
Friday, January 4, 2019

Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter Continues to Make History in SC

NBCSL's newest president, Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (SC), recently made history when she presided over the South Carolina House during its Dec. 4 organizational meeting. By House tradition, Cobb-Hunter presided as… Read More
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

NBCSL Stands with Latino Legislators Calling for Gun Safety in Landmark Resolution

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) took bold stances on issues that affect the Latino community—and NBCSL President Gregory Porter was right there as the organization convened at… Read More
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Mayor Dinkins Receives Living Legend Award at NBCSL Annual Conference

One of the highlights of The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) 42nd Annual Legislative Conference held in New York was honoring Mayor David Dinkins with the organization’s Living… Read More
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