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Children, Mental Health and Schools

Along with concerns about falling behind academically and parents’ need to have children in school, experts also are concerned about mental and behavioral health needs. Three experts offer their insights into this situation.


NCSL Living Room Town Hall

Doug Shinkle, NCSL’s Transportation Program director, and Kristen Hildreth, with NCSL's State-Federal Program in Washington, D.C., discuss Shinkle's testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee for Environment and Public Works.


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2021 Election Enactments

All 50 states have introduced election-related bills so far in 2021. This webpage tracks significant elections-related enactments.



Reimagining the Civil Legal System

State policymakers in recent years have been working to make the nation’s complex civil legal system more open, efficient and equitable.


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Legislative Staff Achievement Awards

The LINCS staff association is soliciting nominations for the 2021 Legislative Staff Achievement Award. The award recognizes staff members who help improve the legislative process and contribute to LINCS. Nominations are due by May 7, 2021.


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The Canvass

The April 2021 issue considers election cybersecurity, addresses how states can bolster their defenses and reviews relevant legislation from 2020 and 2021. This month's newsletter also features an interview with New Hampshire Representative Barbara Griffin (R), a legislative action bulletin and other things worth noting.


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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 Latest in State Legislatures News

Find the latest news on state policy, politics and personalities as well as stories from the print edition of State Legislatures magazine.



Special Delivery: State strategies to ensure healthy pregnancies

NCSL’s new report, “State Approaches to Ensuring Healthy Pregnancies Through Prenatal Care,” provides an overview of factors influencing prenatal care access and utilization, different models of care, and state-level solutions and policy options.