Fiscal Road to Recovery Brief Series

This six-part series examines American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund allocation priorities a year after the program launched and showcases examples to help inform policymakers as they combat the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Podcast: Our American States

A Changing Approach to Mental Health Emergencies

People having a mental health crisis in this country are more likely to encounter law enforcement than to receive treatment. On this podcast, our three guests discuss strategies states are pursuing to reduce the reliance on law enforcement in dealing with mental health emergencies.


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Continuity of Legislature During Emergency

Providing the legislature with methods to continue to work, or return to work, during an emergency is an important goal. NCSL has compiled information for legislatures to consider in developing or reviewing a continuity of government plan.


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The Canvass: Election Update

The May 2022 issue of NCSL's election administration newsletter offers a brief review of the Help America Vote Act's passage, the changes it made to state policies and the act's future. Plus, find updated information on which states have limited private funding in elections.


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Supporting Direct Care Workers

Studies suggest that between 2018 and 2028, the direct care workforce will need to fill nearly 8.2 million job openings. State legislatures can play an important role in bolstering recruitment and retention efforts.


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Energy Justice and the Energy Transition

This report examines recent state policy related to energy justice and the incorporation of energy justice considerations into broader emissions reduction and renewable energy programs.


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NCSL Podcasts

NCSL podcasts connect you with state legislatures, offering insights from legislative leaders and staff, astute political observers and public policy experts from across the nation. Download or stream our collection today.



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.



Check Out NCSL's New Resource on Food Safety

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we went from dinner out to dinner in. Americans took to cooking at home and the use of food-delivery apps more than doubled as takeout often took the place of eating at restaurants.