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
Monday, August 21, 2017

Legal or Not, States Forge Ahead With 401(k)-for-Everyone Plans

Matt Birong spent years cooking in upscale restaurants in Boston and New York City. In an industry notorious for low wages and zero benefits, he did something very unusual: He… Read More
Monday, August 21, 2017

After Charlottesville, More Cities Are Moving To Take Down Confederate Monuments

After the violent protests in Charlottesville over the weekend, which left one person dead and at least 19 injured, two lawmakers are beginning to mobilize the efforts to remove Confederate… Read More
Monday, August 21, 2017

Florida’s Stand Your Ground Change Unconstitutional, Second Miami Judge Rules

A second Miami judge has ruled that the Florida Legislature’s decision to broaden the protection of the long controversial “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law is unconstitutional. Read More
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

State to Pay For Training on Racial Disparities in Juvenile Justice

The South Dakota Department of Corrections has agreed to foot the training bill for a group of Minnehaha County criminal justice officials seeking training on racial and ethnic disparities in… Read More
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