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Highlights from the National Conference of State Legislatures

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TVW taped several sessions at this week’s National Conference of State Legislatures in Seattle. These will air Aug. 7-9th at 9:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. each day on TVW. Or watch the sessions anytime online:

Medical and recreational marijuana: This session, moderated by state Rep. Roger Goodman, addresses legal issues associated with marijuana authority and enforcement as states move forward with medical and recreational marijuana policies.

U.S. Supreme Court Roundup: An overview of recent decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court that have implications for states.

Police Body Cameras: An official with Seattle Police discusses the department’s body camera pilot program. Other panelists focus on the benefits and drawbacks of body cameras, as well as public confidence in policing.

Affordable Care Act: State experts discuss Medicaid options, market-based health insurance approaches and alternatives, as well as what’s happening next with state health exchanges.

Medicaid System Reforms: Legislators and Medicaid officials discuss ways to reform Medicaid to make it more efficient. State Sen. Randi Becker is a panelist.