NCSL Newsletter Listings


What's newNCSL offers a wide range of newsletters. Browse the topics below to find the issues that matter most to you: state budgets, education, human services, health care and everything in-between. Legislative staff can also find newsletters tailored specifically for them.

General Newsletters and Reports

NCSL Today

NCSL Today is the premier daily e-newsletter for states. It features state-related news stories from around the nation, and the latest research, publications and updates from NCSL.

NCSL Meetings Updates

Receive updates about upcoming NCSL meetings, webinars and events, including the annual Legislative Summit.


Concise. Easy-to-read. Informative. These two-page reports are e-mailed every month and cover all sides of the emerging issues. You'll get 48 briefs a year--a wealth of insight on the most important topics facing Americans today.

Criminal Justice 

Juvenile Justice Quarterly

Learn more about the most recent juvenile justice legislative trends.

First Appearance

A monthly roundup of front end justice policy, research, and news.


The Canvass: States and Election Reform®

Covers research, legislative practices, and insight from the 50 states and U.S. territories on state election issues.

Natural Resources and Infrastructure

Plugged In

Highlights key legislation and developments impacting energy policy, and provides updates on the latest state energy news, trends, recent publications, and upcoming meetings.

The News Reactor

Your source for all things nuclear - from the state of nuclear power in the U.S. to the clean-up of the weapons complex. Provides updates on the latest state nuclear news, legislative trends, recent NCSL publications, upcoming meetings and more. 

Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee Newsletters

These three newsletters feature legislation, events, news stories, resources and more from federal and state agencies, legislatures, the federal administration and other policy stakeholders. Includes the Energy and Agriculture Federal Update, the Transportation Federal Update and the Environment Federal Update. 

The Transporter

A quarterly newsletter highlighting key state and federal legislation and developments impacting transportation policy. Provides updates on the latest state transportation news, trends, recent publications, upcoming meetings and more.

Fiscal Affairs

The Fiscal Link

Features the latest fiscal news and reports from NCSL, state legislative fiscal offices, the Federal Government and other independent groups.


Foundation for State Legislatures e-Newsletter

Provides a guide to current and upcoming events for Foundation sponsors, an overview of recent Foundation activities & recently released reports and updates from NCSL.

  • Available to everyone online, but e-mailed only to Foundation sponsors. To sign up, contact


Health and Human Services Link

Features the latest health and human services resources from NCSL, including reports, publications and news about state and federal legislation.

Human Services 

Early Care and Education Quarterly E-Update

Designed to get legislators up to speed on trends, policy approaches, and ideas on what states are doing to promote early childhood development and school readiness.

Child Welfare Legislative Policy Network Newsletter

Covers state action on child welfare, including adoption, foster care, child protection services, child safety, services for older youth and more.,

Child Support Digest

Covers current trends in child support policy and enforcement, and includes summaries of state legislation, news articles, and information on upcoming events and resources related to child support.


Capitol To Capitol

Gives up-to-the-minute information on federal legislation, and advises legislators when to contact their congressional delegation about important bills that impact the states.

Legislative Staff

Legislative staff newsletters are available online and emailed to professional staff association members.

National Association of Legislative Information Technology (NALIT) Newsletter

Covers information about legislative information technology issues for IT professionals and others interested in technology and computer services.

The RELACS Report

Features articles on topics relevant to legal, research, committee staff, legislative editors and code revisors.

Legislative Research Librarians (LRL) Newsline

Highlights the activities of the legislative research librarians' staff group and features articles relevant to legislative libraries and librarians.

The Voice

Highlights news and activities of the Legislative Information and Communications Staff Association (LINCS).

The Working Paper

Highlights news and activities of the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES).

NLSSA Newsletter

Features the latest National Legislative Services and Security Association activities throughout the country, including news related to legislative services and security.

ASLCS: The Legislative Administrator

The official ASLCS newsletter, the Legislative Administrator, brings the latest and most important news to members of the Society, including meeting minutes, states information and member updates.

Leadership Staff Professional Association Newsletter

The LSPA newsletter features articles on a wide variety of topics written by and for legislative staff as well as resources for leadership development and information about NCSL meetings and trainings across the nation.