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Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils: Interview With Tiana Glenna

The National Institute of Corrections highlights three essential characteristics for a high-functioning CJCC.

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Department of Labor Finalizes Joint Employer Rule

The Department of Labor has issued its long-awaited update to the joint employer status rule under the1938 Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Counting People and Creating Jobs With New Jersey’s Complete Count Commission

The results of the 2020 census matter—they determine reapportionment and how federal funding is distributed to the states—but the process matters, too.

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Category: Census
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New Census Estimates Show Political Power Shifting South and West

With only weeks to go before the 2020 census begins, the Census Bureau has released its population estimates for 2019. 

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Category: Elections, Census
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Supreme Court Accepts ERISA Preemption Case Affecting Majority of States

In Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether states’ attempts to regulate pharmacy benefit managers’ (PBMs) drug-reimbursement rates are preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

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U.S. Supreme Court to Try Again to Decide Oklahoma Tribal Issue

The question the U.S. Supreme Court will decide in McGirt v. Oklahoma may sound familiar: “whether the prosecution of an enrolled member of the Creek Tribe for crimes committed within the historical Creek boundaries is subject to exclusive federal jurisdiction.”

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Answering Your Questions About Apprenticeships

Do you have questions about apprenticeships? Chances are this new publication has an answer or two for you.

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SCOTUS to Decide Bankruptcy Case Affecting Local Governments and Two States

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide in City of Chicago, Illinois v. Fulton whether a local government must return a vehicle impounded because of code violations immediately upon a debtor filing for bankruptcy. 

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Using Infant and Toddler Data to Support State Policymaking

Brain development in the first years of life provides the foundation for all future learning and development, and yet the randomness of where a child is born or lives often determines whether they have access to the services they need to thrive in their earliest years. So how are infants and toddlers doing in your state?

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Category: Human services
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FY 2020 Budget Breakdown: A Final Analysis for States

President Donald Trump signed, after Congress passed, two fiscal spending packages—defense-related (H.R.1158) and non-defense-related (H.R. 1865)—worth a total of $1.4 trillion just before the holidays, avoiding another partial government shutdown and funding the government through Sept. 30, 2020.

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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.