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NCSL e-Newsletters

NCSL offers a wide range of e-newsletters. Browse the topics below to find the issues that matter most to you and your state: budgets, education, employment, health care and everything in-between. Legislative staff can also find e-newsletters tailored specifically for them. Most e-newsletters are available to everyone; however, some are available for legislators and legislative staff only.


General Newsletters and Reports

NCSL TODAY

NCSL Today is the premier daily e-newsletter for states.  It covers top state-related news stories from around the nation, and the latest most relevant research, publications and multimedia from NCSL.

NCSL Meetings Updates

Receive updates about upcoming NCSL meetings, webinars and events, including the annual Legislative Summit.

  • Frequency - weekly
  • To sign up for this e-newsletter, contact Katie Peshek.

LegisBriefs

Concise. Easy-to-read. Informative. These two-page reports are e-mailed directly to you and cover all sides of the emerging issues. You'll get 48 briefs a year--a wealth of insight on the most important topics facing Americans today.

  • View a sample
  • Frequency - six briefs, eight times a year 
  • LegisBriefs are free to legislators and legislative staff, and $79 a year for all others. Go to the NCSL bookstore to subscribe.

Capitol To Capitol

Gives you up-to-the-minute information on important federal legislation, and advises legislators when to call members of their congressional delegation about bills that affect the states.

  • View a sample
  • Frequency - as needed, but typically weekly
  • To sign up for the e-newsletter, contact Lisa Sims
  • Available to everyone online, but e-mailed to legislators and legislative staff only.

Criminal Justice 

E-Bulletin: Sentencing and Corrections Policy Updates

Provides updates on state sentencing and corrections legislation and budgets; highlights innovative policies and programs; and connects you with reports and news of upcoming NCSL events.

Juvenile Justice Quarterly

Learn more about the most recent juvenile justice legislative trends.

Elections

The Canvass: States and Election Reform®

Covers research, legislative practices, and insight from the 50 states and U.S. territories on state election issues.

Energy and Environment

Plugged In

Plugged In highlights key state and federal legislation and developments impacting energy policy. The newsletter provides updates on the latest state energy news, trends, recent publications, upcoming meetings and more.

Fiscal Affairs

The Fiscal Link

The Fiscal Link provides a monthly look at news and reports from NCSL, state legislative fiscal offices, the Federal Government and other independent groups.

Foundation

Foundation for State Legislatures e-Newsletter

The Foundation for State Legislatures e-newsletter provides a quick guide to current and upcoming events for Foundation sponsors, an overview of recent Foundation activities & recently released reports and updates from NCSL.

Health 

Health and Human Services Link

The Health Link features NCSL’s latest health-related information resources.

  • View a sample
  • Frequency - Once a month
  • To sign up for this e-newsletter, contact Alise Garcia.
  • Available to everyone online, but e-mailed to legislators and legislative staff only.

Human Services 

Early Care and Education Quarterly E-Update

This e-newsletter is designed to get legislators up to speed on trends, policy approaches, and ideas on what states are doing to promote early childhood development and school readiness.

  • View a sample
  • Frequency - quarterly
  • To sign up for this e-newsletter, contact Alison May.
  • Available to the public online, but e-mailed to legislators and legislative staff only.

Child Welfare Legislative Policy Newsletter

The e-newsletter covers child welfare topics, such as state action on foster care, state activity around the federal Fostering Connections to Success Act, and other child welfare news, including webinars and research studies. 

Child Support Digest

The digest covers current trends in child support policy and enforcement and includes summaries of state legislation, news articles, the latest research and information on upcoming events and resources related to child support.

Transportation

Transport Report 

 This e-newsletter focuses on state and federal transportation news, trends and analysis.

Getting There: NCSL’s Mobility Newsletter

highlights state and federal policy actions that help folks get where they want and need to go—especially people with disabilities, low incomes or other transportation challenges—and looks at new reports and pertinent news on the subject. 

Women's Network 

Women’s Legislative Network News

Covers activities and actions of the NCSL Women's Legislative Network, including information on women in state legislatures, NCSL meetings and resources, and noteworthy news.

Legislative Staff

National Association of Legislative Information Technology (NALIT) Newsletter

This e-newsletter covers information about legislative information technology issues for IT professionals and others interested in technology and computer services.

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  • Frequency - two times a year
  • To sign up for this e-newsletter, contact Pam Greenberg
  • Available to everyone online, but e-mailed to legislators and legislative staff only.

The Legislative Research Librarians Newsline

This e-newsletter highlights the activities of the legislative research librarians' staff group and features articles relevant to legislative libraries and librarians.

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  • Frequency - three times a year
  • To sign up for this e-newsletter, contact Jeanne Mejeur.
  • Available to everyone online, but e-mailed to legislators and legislative staff only.

The Legislative Lawyer 

This e-newsletter is published by the Legal Services Staff Section (LSSS), and cover drafting and language, administrative law, uniform law and hot topics of the day.

  • View a sample
  • Frequency - two to four times a year
  • To sign up for this e-newsletter, contact Kae Warnock.
  • Available to everyone online, but e-mailed to legislators and legislative staff only.

The Voice

This e-newsletter highlights news and activities of the Legislative Information and Communications Staff Section (LINCS).

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  • Frequency - four times a year
  • To sign up for this e-newsletter, contact Jane Andrade. 
  • Available to everyone online, but e-mailed to legislators and legislative staff only.

The Working Paper

This e-newsletter highlights news and activities of the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES).

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  • Frequency - three times a year
  • To sign up for this e-newsletter, contact Brenda Erickson.
  • Available to everyone online, but e-mailed to legislators and legislative staff only.

RACSS Newsletter

This e-newsletter highlights activities of the Research and Committee Staff Section, including news from the states, meetings, webinars, elections, awards, surveys and resources.

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  • Frequency - three times a year
  • To sign up for this e-newsletter, contact Jeanne Mejeur.
  • Available to everyone online, but e-mailed to current legislative staff only
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