The NCSL Blog

Entries for April 2020

30
Phases of Federal Financial Response to Coronavirus for States

The federal government has enacted several major response measures to help states mitigate the public health and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
30
'Building Democracy' Podcast Episode 2: The Story of Legislatures Through the Revolution

The relationship between the colonies and England remained positive throughout most of the colonial period. Even in the midst of the conflict, roughly half of the American population remained loyal to the crown. So, what happened?

Continue >

Category: Podcasts
Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
28
COVID-19 Closure Case Arrives at SCOTUS

A number of Pennsylvania business owners have requested the U.S. Supreme Court stay enforcement of Governor Tom Wolf’s executive order “compelling the closure of the physical operations of all businesses and entities that he deemed to be nonlife-sustaining.”

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
28
SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Health Insurers in Affordable Care Act Case

In Maine Community Health Options v. United States, the Supreme Court held 8-1 that health insurance plans can sue the federal government to recover unpaid Risk Corridors payments under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
28
COVID-19 Brings Renewed Focus to Clogs in the System

The coronavirus has exacerbated a problem that has been congealing in pipes across the country for some time— the disposal of wipes down the toilet along with other substances that are clogging wastewater systems.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
28
Financial Education Tips for Navigating a Pandemic

April is Financial Literacy Month. Finding the right balance of where, when and how to teach financial education continues to be debated and discussed by policymakers in the states.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
28
SCOTUS Rules State Legislatures Can’t Copyright Statutory Annotations

In Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org the Supreme Court held 5-4 that non-binding, explanatory legal materials created by state legislatures cannot be copyrighted.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
28
COVID-19: States Protect Access to Vital Energy Services

As millions of Americans face financial uncertainty due to the national coronavirus response, policymakers in many states are acting to inject a measure of stability by ensuring no one loses access to essential services, such as electricity, gas or water.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
27
SCOTUS: Gun Case Is Moot

In a two-page per curiam (unauthored) opinion in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York, the Supreme Court held that a challenge to New York City’s rule disallowing residents to transport firearms to a second home or shooting range outside of the city is moot.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
27
SCOTUS Takes Middle of the Road Position in Groundwater Clean Water Act Case

In County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund the Supreme Court held 6-3 that when there is a “functional equivalent of a direct discharge” from a point source to navigable waters an appropriate permit is required under the Clean Water Act. 

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
Page 1 of 5First   Previous   [1]  2  3  4  5  Next   Last   

Subscribe to the NCSL Blog

Click on the RSS feed at left to add the NCSL Blog to your favorite RSS reader. 

About the NCSL Blog

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.