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2020 Census Delays and the Impact on Redistricting

On April 13, 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau delayed its field operations by about 90 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and at the same time asked Congress for authority to delay the release of census data by 120 days. If granted, the delay would be the first in at least 100 years. Read more about the potential impacts of this delay.



State Action on COVID-19

Check out NCSL's new database that brings you up-to-date, real-time information about bills related to and responding to COVID-19 that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.


2020 All Digital Legislative Staff Management Institute

With challenges come opportunities. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, this best-in-class leadership and management program is shifting to a month-long online experience. This all-digital experience will be offered at a reduced tuition rate. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 5, 2020.


FY 2021 State Budget Status

As of May 20, 32 states have enacted budgets for FY 2021. Sixteen of those states enacted a biennial budget during their 2019 legislative session. As COVID-19 has impacted state fiscal situations, some states have adopted measures to prevent a shutdown if there were no budget in place by the start of the new fiscal year. These include the adoption of base budgets and continuing resolutions.


21 states have 1-5 disasters, 20 states have 6-10 disasters and 8 states have 11 or more disasters AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MA MD MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA WA WV WI WY VT ID PR AS GU MP VI

Enacted FY 2021 Budget

Biennial Budget Enacted in 2019

Late Budget

Session Extended or Special Session to Resolve Budget

Awaiting Governor's Action


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Our American States

The “Our American States” podcast is where you hear compelling conversations that tell the story of America’s state legislatures, the people in them, the politics that compel them, and the important work of democracy.



Read the May/June E-Magazine

To bring you the latest on how COVID-19 is affecting the states, we are offering this issue of State Legislatures magazine in digital-only format.



Memorial Day: A Time for Respect and Remembrance

On Memorial Day, we set aside time to remember and respect the loss of life from the ranks of our military services.