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Census Delays and Redistricting

Our featured speakers discuss how the pandemic affected the bureau’s ability to collect data and steps states are taking to deal with the delayed data delivery and how it might affect election filing dates.



Latest Activity for Daylight Saving Time

NCSL provides information on pending, enacted and failed bills in 2021. So far, at least 28 states have considered 64 pieces of legislation.


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Remote Public Participation in Committee Proceedings

The COVID-19 pandemic posed challenges for state lawmakers this past year on how to keep “the people's house” open to the public, as some state capitol buildings were closed and some legislative chambers met remotely. This page examines the approaches legislatures have used to integrate public participation.


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Universal Licensure Recognition

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, more states are looking at changing their occupational licensing requirements in emergency situations to better prepare for the high demand of certain professions.


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Traditional and Electronic Cigarette Taxes

Several states and D.C. have enacted new taxes or expanded existing tobacco taxes to include e-cigarettes. States have taken three approaches to taxing these products. Find out more.


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Criminal Justice Budgets

Strained state budgets have reignited the conversation on effective ways to ensure public safety while reducing spending.


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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.



Census Apportionment Delayed Until End of AprilAnnounced on NCSL Call

On an update call with NCSL today, Kathleen Styles of the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the data will arrive by (not on) April 30.