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State Unemployment Drops
Unemployment dropped in 31 states in September while rates increased in eight states and Puerto Rico. Eleven states and D.C. saw no change.
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Quarantine and Isolation
Most states have laws authorizing quarantine and isolation. This NCSL table summarizes state statutes.
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Domestic Violence Legislation
State legislatures enacted various policies over the past two years aimed at dealing with domestic violence, including laws related to prosecution, victim’s rights and services.
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NCSL Forum
Plan now to attend the NCSL Forum Dec. 9-12 in Washington, D.C., to speak with one strong, unified voice on the issues that matter most to the states on Capitol Hill.
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StateVote 2014
NCSL has the resources you need to understand the 2014 legislative elections and the nearly 140 ballot measures that will appear on ballots in 40 states.
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Same-Sex Marriage
Sweeping changes by legislatures, voters and most recently the courts have led to at least 31 states and Washington, D.C., now recognizing same-sex marriage.
The latest batch of NCSL LegisBriefs look at treating Hepatitis C, reducing state employee health insurance costs, increasing voter turnout and STEM learning in after-school programs.
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State Legislatures Magazine
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History of Voter ID
A new NCSL report looks at the history of states and voter ID, going back to 1950 when South Carolina passed the first such law.

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