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Evictions and the Pandemic

Our featured speaker, Emily Benfer, a visiting professor of law at Wake Forest University and an expert on housing and health law, explains how the pandemic has exacerbated the eviction problem, who is being evicted and how the recently extended federal eviction moratorium factors into the situation.


NCSL Living Room Town Hall

Doug Shinkle, NCSL’s Transportation Program director, and Kristen Hildreth, with NCSL's State-Federal Program in Washington, D.C., discuss Shinkle's testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee for Environment and Public Works.



Cybersecurity Legislation 2021

Cybersecurity continues as a priority for state legislatures in 2021. This page tracks significant legislation from all 50 states in 2021 related to cybersecurity, data security, information security, cyber crimes, and more.



Reimagining the Civil Legal System

State policymakers in recent years have been working to make the nation’s complex civil legal system more open, efficient and equitable.


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Legislative Staff Achievement Awards

The LINCS staff association is soliciting nominations for the 2021 Legislative Staff Achievement Award. The award recognizes staff members who help improve the legislative process and contribute to LINCS. Nominations are due by May 7, 2021.


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The Canvass

The April 2021 issue considers election cybersecurity, addresses how states can bolster their defenses and reviews relevant legislation from 2020 and 2021. This month's newsletter also features an interview with New Hampshire Representative Barbara Griffin (R), a legislative action bulletin and other things worth noting.


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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.



Debt collection in a pandemic

According to state court data, approximately 20 million civil lawsuits are filed each year. Debt collection represents 1 in 4 of these cases and 70% of debt collection hearings result in default judgments in favor of the plaintiffs filing these lawsuits.