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2021 State Legislative Session Calendar

Find out the 2021 state legislative session dates: when state sessions begin, adjourn and convene for special sessions.

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Power Plays: Legislatures vs. Governors

Legislative leaders fear that fallout from COVID-19 is eroding the checks and balances of our system of government. Too often, they feel, governors are exceeding their authority and are not consulting legislatures to create solid, long-term policies.

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Summary of COVID Relief and FY2021 Funding Package

This is NCSL’s initial summary of the COVID-19 Economic Relief Bill, including info on stimulus checks, unemployment benefits, small business provisions and more. Also, check out highlights of the $1.4 billion omnibus appropriations provisions.

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State Legislatures Magazine

Find articles on policy trends, hot topics and the personalities that make legislatures work in the daily digital version of NCSL’s long-running magazine.

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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.

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Read the Latest in our New Digital Newsroom

Find the latest news on state policy, politics and personalities in State Legislatures magazine, now in a digital format.

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30 years of protection for substance abuse, mental illness under the ADA

Protections outlined in Title I of the ADA can apply to people with addiction to alcohol and people in recovery from opioid and other substance use disorders.