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How Governors Have Spent CARES Education Funds

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund, created through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, provided $3 billion to governors to address emergency education needs in their state.

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NCSL Public Private Partnership on Disaster Mitigation and Recovery Releases State Legislative Report on Natural Disasters

NCSL has relesed a new publication from the Public Private Partnership on Disaster Mitigation and Recovery: 2019-2020 State Legislative Report on Natural Disasters.

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Category: Energy
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De-Escalation in a Time of Turmoil

Americans were shocked when the U.S. Capitol was invaded last week.

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Category: Legislators
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Supreme Court to Decide Case Challenging Nonprofit Donor Disclosure State Law

In Americans for Prosperity v. Becerra and Thomas More Law Center v. Becerra the petitioners claim that a California law requiring them to submit to the California attorney general their IRS Form 990 Schedule B, which lists their largest donors, violates the First Amendment.

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NCSL Joins SLLC's Supreme Court Amicus Brief Defending State Court Jurisdiction

The issue in B.P. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore is whether a federal appellate court may review all the grounds a defendant alleges supporting hearing its case in federal court even though only one of the grounds is specifically listed in federal statute as a basis for federal appellate court review.

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ADA 30: Looking Ahead

Jan. 1 marked the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Signed in 1990, the ADA ushered in a new era of opportunity and inclusion for people with disabilities across the country. Since its passage, the landmark legislation sought to erase barriers to employment by requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to workers with disabilities.

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SCOTUS Won’t Stop Trump Plan to Exclude Unauthorized Persons From Apportionment

In an unauthored opinion in Trump v. New York, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide whether President DonaldTrump could lawfully and constitutionally direct the secretary of commerce to provide information to him about the number of undocumented persons so he could exclude them from the census apportionment base. As a result, Trump’s memorandum to this effect stands.

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Improving Children’s Access to Oral Health Services During a Pandemic

Children in Medicaid received more than 7 million fewer dental services between March and May of this year compared to the same period last year.

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SCOTUS: Lower Courts Must Reconsider Limits on Religious Service Attendance in Colorado, New Jersey

The U.S. Supreme Court sent two cases involving limits on religious service attendance back to lower courts to reconsider in light of Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York v. Cuomo.

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Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to NCAA Pay-to-Play Prohibition

In NCAA. v. Alston and AAC v. Alston the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility rules which prohibit pay-to-play violate antitrust law. The Ninth Circuit ruled against the NCAA.

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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.