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NCSL Database

Legislative Responses for Policing-State Bill Tracking

NCSL provides you with up to date, real-time information on law enforcement bills that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The database contains policing bills introduced as of May 25, 2020 that are in response to recent events.

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2020 Census

2020 Contacts for State Complete Count Committees

Most states have created a statewide complete count committee or commission to help ensure that the census’ reported population totals for their states are accurate. This webpage focuses on state-level committees created through formal or informal state actions.

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Legislator Statements
on Racism

State legislators from across the country have made statements addressing race, protests, and law enforcement. Read a sampling compiled by NCSL.

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FY 2021 State Budget Status

As of July 1, 42 states had enacted budgets for FY 2021. Sixteen of those states enacted a biennial budget during their 2019 legislative session. Due to impacts of COVID-19 on state fiscal circumstances, 5 states have temporary spending plans in place, and New Jersey has extended their fiscal year through September 30.

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Enacted FY 2021 Budget

Biennial Budget Enacted in 2019

Late 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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Magazine

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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Blog

Legislators Bear the Torch of Democracy

State legislators fight for issues, represent their communities and commit their time to preserve and strengthen our democracy. That’s hard work. And in these strange and tumultuous times, legislating may feel harder than ever.