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2021 Statewide Ballot Measures: Overview of Fiscal Proposals

Voters across the country will make their choices on a range of statewide ballot measures during the 2021 November elections. While the elections cover various state issues, this brief explores proposed measures with fiscal impacts.

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 Legislatures: The Inside Storey with Tim Storey

The Inside Storey: Politics, Power and Navigating the Legislature

Mike Haridopolos, who spent 12 years in the Florida Legislature and led the Senate from 2010-12 now runs his own consulting firm, writes books and works frequently with political campaigns. He discusses his own path in politics, the challenge of keeping a caucus together, offers some advice for aspiring leaders and shares a few thoughts about his political heroes.

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How States are Spending their Stimulus Funds

NCSL provides a brief summary and links to databases related to state allocations of flexible COIVD-19 funding through federal stimulus packages.

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Automatic Expungement of Juvenile Records

All states have procedures that allow juveniles to petition to either seal or expunge their records in certain cases. However, these procedures can be confusing and cumbersome, and in many instances, the young person is never notified if, when or how the record can be expunged.

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A New Approach to Child Support

On this podcast, Heather Noble, assistant director for the Arizona Division of Child Support Services, and Michael Hayes, an official with the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, discuss a new procedural justice approach to child support that seeks to use principles such as respect, understanding and neutrality to increase the sense of fairness that parents feel in what is often a difficult process.

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Child Tax Credit Enactments

View which states have enacted legislation related to child tax credits starting from 2013 until now.

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NCSL Podcasts

NCSL podcasts connect you with state legislatures, offering insights from legislative leaders and staff, astute political observers and public policy experts from across the nation. Download or stream our collection today.

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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.

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Special Delivery: State Strategies to Ensure Healthy Pregnancies

NCSL’s new report “State Approaches to Ensuring Healthy Pregnancies Through Prenatal Care” summarizes the factors affecting access to and use of prenatal care, different models of care, and state-level solutions and policy options.