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By, Megan McClure The Leadership Staff Professional Association (LSS) invites all leadership staff, chiefs of staff, caucus staff, administrative staff in leader’s offices, personal and district staff to attend the 2019 LSS Professional Development Seminar (PDS) Aug. 4-5 in Nashville, Tenn. LSS membership at a recent Summit...

New NCSL Report on Misdemeanor Justice In a follow-up to NCSL’s brief on misdemeanor sentencing trends, the new report “Misdemeanor Justice: Statutory Guidance for Sentencing” looks at how statutes provide guidance in misdemeanor sentencing. By Amanda Essex More than 13 million misdemeanor cases are filed in the U.S....

At a time when the role of state legislatures has never been more crucial to the nation's governance, NCSL's annual Legislative Summit convenes Sunday in Boston. More than 6,000 state legislators, legislative staff, federal officials and others from across the country and world will attend a wide range of...