Legislative Priorities:Several members of the NBCSL leadership came to Washington, DC for NBCSL on the Hill, July 11-12, 2012. The entire event was centered on five legislative priorities selected from policy resolutions ratified by the full membership during the recent Annual Legislative Conference. The 2012 NBCSL Legislative Priorities cover five main categories that NBCSL has deemed of great importance and concern: stabilizing the state economies, health care reform, innovation and technology, energy development, and improving education.
NBCSL commissions special reports and publishes its magazine, The Legislator, three times per year. In 2011, NBCSL released a follow-up publication to our 2001 Closing the Achievement Gap report, which discusses the academic achievement gap between African American and Anglo American students, the causes, and solutions. The newest report, Closing the Achievement Gap and Beyond- 2011 Follow-Up Report: One Decade Later, highlights some of the tremendous changes that have occurred over the last decade at the state and federal level, and elaborates on the progress achieved as well as the work that still remains.
Magazine:NBCSL’s Magazines, the Legislator, serves as an informational resource for both the organization’s members and constituents. It is published three (3) times a year in both electronic and print format, disseminated to the 600+ members, as well as uploaded to the organization’s Web site. If you are interested in contributing to the Legislator, download the Magazines Guidelines and follow the instructions as outlined. Be sure to submit your article by the appropriate deadline date. NBCSL also welcomes advertisements that do not conflict with the organization’s mission; all requests for advertisements will be subject to approval.