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Military Veterans in State Legislatures

This page details the number of military veterans that serve in the U.S. state legislatures and territories.


NCSL Town Hall

Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann discusses his public service journey, current role as president of the Senate and the state’s 2021 legislative session.


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Increasing the Minimum Wage

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not preclude states from enacting their own minimum wage rates. Currently, 29 states and D.C. have minimum wages above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.


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States Gearing Up for Fiscal Recovery Funds

This brief reviews how states are preparing to receive and spend the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.



2020 Apportionment of Congressional Seats

The reallocation of seats in Congress is the first step of the redistricting process. NCSL provides a chart that shows how many congressional seats each state will have for the coming decade.


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Unemployment Insurance: Improper Payments and Fraud

Increasing unemployment fraud has forced states to evaluate unemployment insurance systems and identify areas for improvement. Find out more.


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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.