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Lead Story
Friday, 08 February 2008
“Our Partnership”: New Regs for REAL ID

His views on “our Federalism” aside, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff' might have stepped out of a vintage World War II movie with January's edict on REAL ID. For the vast majority of Americans who have never heard of it, REAL ID is the national ID card which Congress included in the post 9-11 legislation aimed at combating overseas terrorists. The program has now taken on a life of its own among the States who will have to bear the burden of its financial and logistical costs. Washington has neither the interest nor frankly, the money.

After waiting 3 years to promulgate regulations implementing Congress' 2005 mandate, DHS has now given t...

The Follow-Up: Federalism Reloaded
Wednesday, 05 September 2007

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If state legislators want to reclaim their place in the federal partnership, they'll have to find a rally point and band together in the effort. Just ask State Senators Leticia Van De Putte and Libby Mitchell.

Feature Story
Reasserting the States' Role in the Federal Model
Wednesday, 05 September 2007



Constitutional Considerations
Legal experts add their insights into the Constitutional aspects of redefining the states' role in American government. State legislators comment on the political prerequisites.

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State Solutions: REAL ID
The federal REAL ID Act has inspired more than its share of controversy since its 2005 launch. Twenty-six states have flatly rejected it, and Arizona has even introduced a measure requiring state agen...
PT's Federalism Roundtable: Part II
Policy Today convened its Federalism Roundtable II at NCSL's recent Annual Meeting in Boston. The conversation grew more serious as the participants spoke openly about the stakes involved.
Washington State Senator Phil Rockefeller may not devote his weekends to analyzing his relationship with his Beltway counterparts, but he gave PT a few ideas for how to make it better.
As coequal stewards of political legitimacy in the American Republic, senior legislators representing 18 states will join PT's Roundtable II to discuss the role they can—or should —pla...
Founding Fathers signing a document JULY 2008

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