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The ABCs of Evidence-Informed Policymaking

This new report provides information on principles, listed in the form of ABCs, that identify and address common challenges to evidence-informed policymaking and offer steps policymakers can take to implement and sustain an evidence-informed approach to governance.

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K-12 Racial Equity

Recent protests and national conversations about racial justice have prompted policymakers to newly consider issues of race and inclusion in K-12 instruction and discipline policy.

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The Canvass | NCSL Election Update

The October 2020 issue provides a round-up of what election experts are watching for as the November election nears. This month's newsletter also includes an interview with Washington, D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen (D), messages to help constituents vote and other things worth noting.

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State Elections 2020

Voters in 44 states will choose more than 6,000 state legislators on Nov. 3, 2020. NCSL provides an overview of the partisan control in legislatures and states, statewide ballot measures and election administration. Check back here for the latest post-election updates!

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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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Justice Ginsburg's impact on state and local government

History will remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a smasher of glass ceilings, a feminist, a liberal, a dissenter and an icon. States and local governments will also remember something subtler about her which was more visible in the U.S. Supreme Court’s lower profile cases. And that was her pragmatism.