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Supreme Court Clears Way for North Carolina Ballots Received After Election to Be Counted

The Supreme Court left in place a nine-day extension to count absentee ballots in North Carolina. If North Carolina absentee ballots are postmarked on or before election day they may be counted if received up to nine days after the election.

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SCOTUS Upholds Wisconsin Law Requiring Absentee Ballots in by Election Day

In a 5-3 decision the U.S. Supreme Court disallowed a lower court decision to go into effect which would have allowed absentee ballots to be counted if they were received as late as Nov. 9, as long as they were postmarked on or before Election Day.

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NCSL’s FY 2020 Early Care and Education State Budget Report Now Available

It’s no secret that supporting healthy development from birth to age 5 is vitally important. What happens or doesn’t happen in these early years becomes the foundation for adult health and well-being.

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Flu Efforts During a Pandemic: State Roles in Influenza Response

Between the Spanish Flu in 1918 and the Swine Flu in 2009, the world experienced four influenza pandemics. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes there is not currently an influenza pandemic, but responding to the flu during the COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges for states and every other level of government.

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Category: Health, COVID-19
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Supreme Court Allows Census Count to Stop

The Supreme Court has frozen in place a district court order requiring the Census Bureau to continue counting people through Oct. 31. As a result, the Census Bureau may immediately stop the count. 

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U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Judge-Made Change to South Carolina Absentee Voting Requirement

In Andino v. Middleton the Supreme Court has continued its trend of striking down judge-made changes to state election laws in response to COVID-19.

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Millennial Retirement: COVID Fallout for a Generation in Need of a Financial Foothold

In 2016, millennials became the largest generation in the U.S. labor force according to the Pew Research Center, surpassing both the Gen Xers and baby boomers for the first time.

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Report Highlights Strategies to Prevent High Treatment Costs, Tackle Infectious Disease

As the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic begins to affect state budgets, many lawmakers are making hard choices about state spending.

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Category: Health, COVID-19
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Privacy and Emerging Technology – Private Sector Perspectives on Regulation

Technological innovation never stops, and as our devices become more complex the question of how to keep our data secure is more important than ever.

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Here and There: How People Vote

“The U.S. is one of the few countries where no-excuse absentee voting is even a thing!” That was the big takeaway after we talked absentee voting with the Carter Center’s Avery Davis-Roberts.

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