National Conference of State Legislatures News

Florida Schools Open with More Armed Security

In the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Pembroke Pines, students returning to school this year are being greeted not only by their teachers and principal. They’re also meeting the armed school resource officer who will be stationed permanently on campus. Crime …

High-Security Driver’s License Runs Into Opposition in States

It was a popular idea five years ago: make sure every state had high-security driver’s licenses to thwart terrorism at airports. But the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Real ID system faces opposition from states still reeling from recession. The …