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WIC: Supporting the Health and Nutrition of Pregna

WIC: Supporting the Health and Nutrition of Pregna

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Date Published: 9/1/2014

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The WIC program provides food, health care referrals and breastfeeding support to low-income pregnant and postpartum women. The program is up for renewal in 2015, and among the topics of consideration are the low national participation rate, the federal requirement that all WIC agencies implement an EBT system, and the effect of increasing food prices on program funding.

Energy Development Near Military Operations

Energy Development Near Military Operations

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Date Published: 9/1/2014

Description: Utility-scale renewable energy and related electrical transmission projects may interfere with military installations, test and training ranges, and airspace. State legislatures are working to prevent and mitigate energy-related encroachment on military installations to reduce costs and preserve the military mission.

All-Mail Elections

All-Mail Elections

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Date Published: 9/1/2014

Description: More voters are casting their ballots from home as states have increasingly allowed all-mail elections to take the place of traditional precinct polling place voting. This trend is prompting legislators to consider whether all-mail elections are a good fit for their state or community.

Preventing Pregnancy Among Older Teens

Preventing Pregnancy Among Older Teens

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Date Published: 9/1/2014

Description: U.S. teen birth rates have reached historic lows, but teen pregnancy, birth and abortion rates remain among the highest in the developed world. A closer look reveals the birth rate for teens ages 18 to 19 to be nearly four times that of their younger peers. States are devoting resources to effective strategies to prevent pregnancy among this population.

The Emergence of Bitcoin

The Emergence of Bitcoin

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Date Published: 8/1/2014

Description: Of the many options available for Internet transactions, Bitcoin is the most popular of available cryptocurrencies. However, Bitcoins are not insured by any entity, and are vulnerable to loss and theft by hackers. State and federal officials are seeking solutions to Bitcoin taxability and regulation.

Children and Food Allergies

Children and Food Allergies

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Date Published: 8/1/2014

Description: About one in 13 children - an estimated 3 million - has food allergies, a number that has steadily increased since the late 1990's. States have laws designed to either prevent student exposure to food allergens or to train school personnel to ensure an efficient response to alllergic reactions.

Electronic Poll Books

Electronic Poll Books

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Date Published: 8/1/2014

Description: Electronic poll books represent a new trend in elections administration. An e-poll book replaces the traditional paper book, and allows poll workers to look up voter similar to a Google search. As e-poll books become more common, states are beginning to grapple with legislation to authorize their use.

Electronic Cigarettes, Alternative Nicotine Produc

Electronic Cigarettes, Alternative Nicotine Produc

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Date Published: 7/1/2014

Description: Electronic cigarettes are making headlines across the country, and e-cigarette sales are estimated to top $2 billion in 2014. State legislative efforts pertaining to the sale and use of e-cigarettes have increased as the products have become more popular and more widely advertised.

Capital Financing After the Great Recession

Capital Financing After the Great Recession

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Date Published: 8/1/2014

Description: The Great Recession not only strained state general funds, but also limited state infrastructure budgets. Even in the face of a slow economic recovery, states are beginning to take on new capital infrastructure projects. Many are doing so with creative financing models.

Private Solutions for Senior Transportation

Private Solutions for Senior Transportation

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Date Published: 7/1/2014

Description: America’s aging population needs transportation options to access shopping, medical care and community services. As policymakers seek transportation solutions for seniors, policies that remove barriers and create incentives to use private resources can play an important role.

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