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No Fooling—Today is Census Day

Even in these uncertain times of the coronavirus, today is still the reference date for counting all people in the United States wherever they live or are staying. However, did you know that Census Day hasn’t always been April 1?

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Category: Census
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State Legislatures Act to Expand Absentee Voting in Response to COVID-19

The election landscape has changed dramatically in the last few weeks as COVID-19 sweeps the nation.

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2020 Notable Document Awards—Call for Nominations

NCSL and the Legislative Research Librarians staff professional association are on the hunt for documents that go above and beyond and stand out from the fray!

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Time to Reflect on Our Values

What if, instead of being irritated that our busy schedules have come to a screeching halt and looking for ways to entertain ourselves, that we actually stop and take inventory of our lives? Where are we now? Where are we going? Who’s important to us? What’s important to us? What if we lost everything that we thought would bring us happiness (health and wealth)? What would we have left?

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Category: Ethics, NCSL
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From Isolation to Recognition: State Legislatures Honor Vietnam Veterans

Here and now, isolation is a real thing. Or at least some of us understand the concept better. It hits deep, those feelings.

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Mitigating Health Workforce Barriers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

To help states manage the unprecedented demand for health care workers in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, both state legislatures and the federal government have adopted policies to enhance workforce capability.

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Environmental Health Legislation 2019

NCSL released its summary of state environmental health legislation from the 2019 session.

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International Relations Task Force Addresses Common Issues

NCSL’s International Relations Task Force met in Honolulu last October, coinciding with the Executive Committee meeting.

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Category: International
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Price Gouging in an Emergency or Disaster

Hand sanitizer selling for $40, toilet paper for $80. Stories like these have turned public attention to the practice of price gouging during the coronavirus outbreak. And state lawmakers are acting.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Are We Ready for the Centenarians?

If you need a break from COVID-19 news, check your mailboxes for the latest issue of State Legislatures magazine, coming the last week of March.

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Category: Magazine
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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.