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Election Security: The Soft and Hard Sides

NCSL's Cybersecurity Task Force took on election security during the NCSL Capitol Forum

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Redistricting Law: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

The 2010s have been an active decade for redistricting litigation. Almost nine years since the 2010 census data was delivered to the states, litigation against district plans continues in multiple states.

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NCSL Immigration Task Force Tours U.S.-Mexico Border

NCSL's Executive Committee Taskforce on Immigration and the States attended a site visit and tour of the U.S.-Mexico Border in Nogales, Ariz., as part of its December meeting at Capitol Forum.

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Evidence-Informed Policymaking Work Group Gathers for First Meeting

NCSL took important steps towards developing a new center for evidence-informed policymaking last week at its Capitol Forum meeting in Phoenix by convening a new evidence-informed policymaking work group of legislators, legislative staff and executive officials to advise on the center’s launch which is planned for next summer.

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Census Time

What do Toksook Bay, Alaska, differential privacy, partnership engagement and onesies have to do with the 2020 Census?

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Capitol Forum Session Focuses on Federal and State Disaster Costs

Sharing the cost of disasters between federal and state agencies—and some steps to reduce those costs—were examined during a session on “Sharing the Cost of Disasters: State and Federal Spending” at the NCSL annual Capitol Forum.

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The Future of the Electoral College

A panel during last week's NCSL Capitol Forum discussed the merits of keeping the Electoral College versus replacing it with a national popular vote.

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Examining the Issues Behind College Student Athlete Compensation

California’s passage of  Fair Pay to Play legislation in September has launched the issue of allowing student athletes to receive compensation for their name, image and likeness to the forefront of consideration for the upcoming 2020 session.

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SCOTUS Tackles Hot-Button Issues This Term

Blazing-button social issues of abortion, immigration, guns and sexual identity are all on the Supreme Court’s docket this term and, says NCSL’s Supreme Court expert Lisa Soronen, it’s no coincidence they all came up at the same time.

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The Future of Campaign Ads—and Regulation—Is Digital

Twitter has banned political ads. Some say Facebook, Google and others should do the same. But according to Colin Delany, an online communications consultant, “even if Facebook got rid of digital advertising, there would still be digital ads.”

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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.