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NCSL COVID-19 DATABASE

A Look at Rainy Day Funds

States face challenges relating to the use of their rainy day fund reserves. Many states cannot access their reserve funds without an act of the legislature. That may not be a challenge during normal years, but these are extraordinary times.

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NCSL COVID-19 DATABASE

State Action on COVID-19

Check out NCSL's new database that brings you up-to-date, real-time information about bills related to and responding to COVID-19 that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Voting Outside the Polling Place

Most states offer at least one method for any eligible voter to cast a ballot before election day. While some states provide early in-person voting, this webpage addresses absentee voting and all-mail voting. Check out the recently added information.

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FY 2021 State Budget Status

As of May 20, 32 states have enacted budgets for FY 2021. Sixteen of those states enacted a biennial budget during their 2019 legislative session. As COVID-19 has impacted state fiscal situations, some states have adopted measures to prevent a shutdown if there were no budget in place by the start of the new fiscal year. These include the adoption of base budgets and continuing resolutions.

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Enacted FY 2021 Budget

Biennial Budget Enacted in 2019

Late Budget

Session Extended or Special Session to Resolve Budget

Awaiting Governor's Action

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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 May/June E-Magazine

To bring you the latest on how COVID-19 is affecting the states, we are offering this issue of State Legislatures magazine in digital-only format.

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Memorial Day: A Time for Respect and Remembrance

On Memorial Day, we set aside time to remember and respect the loss of life from the ranks of our military services.