This August 3-6, ASA members and staff represented the society at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL’s) 41st annual Legislative Summit at the Washington State Convention Center.

Since its inception in 1975, NCSL has become one of the largest bipartisan organizations of state lawmakers in the country. It currently serves all 7,383 state lawmakers and more than 20,000 legislative staff throughout the United States with policy research and technical assistance. Each year, NCSL’s Legislative Summit offers the opportunity for state legislators and staff to meet and exchange ideas on important state topics.

This year, more than 5,000 state legislators, legislative staff, government officials, business representatives and educators attended the summit, where they were offered more than 100 policy sessions on topics varying from health care and telehealth, taxation, the environment, energy and every issue in between. The Legislative Summit also welcomes legislators from other countries so they may learn...

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