NCSL LegisBrief

States Elevate Early Learning

With studies showing that children who start school early in life do better both in and out of the classroom, more and more states are acting to boost high-quality early learning opportunities.


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Occupational Licensing

This report provides an overview of occupational licensing trends, policy issues and best practices and highlights state legislative and executive actions that aim to protect consumers, foster employment growth and remove barriers to work.



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Roundable on Tax Incentives

Check out presentations and other resources from the 2019 Roundtable on Evaluating Economic Development Tax Incentives that took place in October 2019. The meeting was designed to discuss state activity around economic development evaluations.



2020 Legislative Session Calendar

NCSL provides information on legislative sessions in each state, district and territory. Check out the interactive map that allows you to click on any state to find information on regular session dates, and, if necessary, special session dates.


NCSL LegisBrief

Addressing Hunger and Nutrition

This new report focuses on five areas of public-private partnerships, including SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), child nutrition, access to healthy food, and distribution of food as well as bilingual and multicultural models that address hunger and nutrition.


NCSL Newsletter

Criminal Justice Update

The First Appearance is an NCSL electronic newsletter for state legislators, legislative staff and others interested in pretrial release and other front-end justice policies.