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SCOTUS Allows New York State’s Vaccine Mandate Without a Religious Exemption to Stay in Effect

New York requires all health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and includes no religious exemption.

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Texas’s S.B. 8 prohibits abortion after approximately six weeks in contradiction with Roe v. Wade (1973). The question in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson was whether abortion providers can sue any state government officials in federal court before the law went into effect.

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SCOTUS To Decide State Legislature Lawsuit Intervention Case

In Berger v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the North Carolina legislature has a right to intervene in a lawsuit to defend North Carolina’s voter ID law when the North Carolina attorney general is already defending the law.

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Second Annual Roadmap Evaluates State Prenatal-to-3 Solutions

Scientific research has taught us that babies develop a million new neural connections every second during their first years, more than at any other time in life.

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Category: Human services
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As we close out Native American Heritage Month, the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators celebrates its leadership, elected earlier this month following the NCSL Legislative Summit.

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NCSL Partners With SEED for Legislative Summit Focus Group

During the recent Legislative Summit, NCSL was excited to partner with the State Exchange on Employment and Disability to bring together a group of policymakers to discuss disability-inclusive employment policy.

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SLLC Files Supreme Court Brief in Medicaid Cost-Recovery Case

In Gallardo v. Marstiller the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal Medicaid Act allows a state Medicaid program to recover reimbursement for Medicaid’s payment of a beneficiary’s past medical expenses by taking funds from the beneficiary’s tort recovery that compensate for future medical expenses.

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Legislative Summit: New Apprenticeships and Job Training Programs

To commemorate and support the seventh annual  National Apprenticeship Week, a nationwide celebration of apprenticeships and work-based learning as a proven training model to building a trained workforce, NCSL conducted a session on “The New Apprenticeships and Job Training” during the Legislative Summit.

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Shedding Light on State Efforts To Protect Waterways

Rivers have long served as a centerpiece of communities and support a variety of economies and purposes: urban, rural, agricultural, industrial and recreational.

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Supreme Court To Decide Medicare Dialysis Case

As is often true in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the legal issues in Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Health Benefit Plan v. DaVita are numerous and complicated. But the bottom line is relatively simple. In this case the Court will decide whether private health insurance plans may treat dialysis coverage less favorably than other plan benefits.

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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.