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StateVote 2020: Citizen Initiatives Struggle Amid the Pandemic

In April of a general election year, citizen initiative campaigns are typically in full swing, collecting signatures, raising money and building momentum for the November election. But not this year.

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A Federal and State Look at Health Insurance Coverage for COVID-19

With an increase in COVID-19 cases across the U.S., the federal government and states are working to ensure that access to health care does not hold people back from getting COVID-19 testing and services.

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Do you know of a legislative staffer, or a legislative agency, who goes above and beyond in their service to their peers, lawmakers and the legislative institution? Nominations are now being accepted for the Legislative Staff Achievement Awards.

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Oral Health and Primary Care: Rooted in Evidence, Ripe for Innovation

The worlds of oral health and primary care increasingly converge.

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Wisconsin Primary Election Leads to SCOTUS Ruling

Today's election in Wisconsin is both a presidential primary and an election of numerous judgeships, over 500 school board seats, and several thousand other positions. Per the Wisconsin Supreme Court, in person voting will go on. Per the United States Supreme Court, only absentee ballots received or postmarked today will be counted.

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State Wins SCOTUS Revoked License Search Case

In an 8-1 opinion the Supreme Court held that a police officer may initiate a traffic stop after learning the registered owner of the vehicle has a revoked license unless the officer has information negating the inference the owner of the vehicle is the driver. 

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Human Services and Housing Analysis of Third COVID-19 Package

Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, HR 748, that includes $2.2 trillion in funding to address the health, human services, educational and economic impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Jail Admissions Fall in Wake of COVID-19

As COVID-19 spreads across the country, some localities have implemented policies designed to significantly reduce jail populations to prepare for or counteract the spread.

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NRI Committee Launches 2020 Webinar Series

A state’s energy mix, the protection of navigable waters, using farmland for solar development, legislative trends in traffic safety and state efforts to meet clean air standards will be discussed in detail during NCSL’s Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee’s annual Spring Webinar Series beginning April 23 and continuing through June 18.

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National Guard Aids State Efforts in COVID-19 Response

NCSL has compiled a new resource that catalogues the efforts of the National Guard during the COVID-19 crisis.

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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.