The NCSL Blog

27
SCOTUS Takes Middle of the Road Position in Groundwater Clean Water Act Case

In County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund the Supreme Court held 6-3 that when there is a “functional equivalent of a direct discharge” from a point source to navigable waters an appropriate permit is required under the Clean Water Act. 

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
27
SNAP Food Assistance Flexibilities Grow During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting shuttering of the economy has caused more than 22 million workers across the country to seek unemployment benefits. That loss of income forced many Americans to question how they will put food on the table for their families. Many have turned to our nation's largest federal food aid program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for help.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
23
Education Department Releases Application for Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

The CARES Act provides a $14.25 billion Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund for institutions of higher education to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
23
SCOTUS and COVID-19

The U.S> Supreme Court is known for its ceaselessness. Government shutdowns, snowstorms, anthrax and vacancies haven’t slowed down the high court. But it has not been spared by this global pandemic.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
23
State Reserve Funds Likely to Fall Short

After the Great Recession, states took measures to ensure they were better positioned for the next economic downturn by rebuilding their budget stabilization funds, or rainy day funds as they are often called.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
22
A Quick Review of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

The Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act on Tuesday, which provides $310 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses, $100 billion to hospitals for aid and more testing capability, and $60 billion for small business disaster loans. The House is expected to pass the measure Thursday.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
22
Prenatal-to-Three Goes Mainstream, Legislators Go to Work

Long before Babies, a new docuseries from Netflix, brought early brain development and the miraculous minds of infants to television screens around the world, state legislators have been considering ways to ensure their youngest constituents begin life with the best opportunities to grow, learn and thrive.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
22
Early Childhood Mental Health: Reasons for Concern and Ways to Help

In their first few years of life, young children develop essential social and emotional skills, such as regulating emotions, sharing with others and following instructions.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
22
SCOTUS:  State Jury Verdicts for Serious Crimes Must Be Unanimous

In a fractured 6-3 opinion in Ramos v. Louisiana the Supreme Court held that for convictions of serious crimes state court jury verdicts must be unanimous.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
21
Lots of Questions as Census Bureau Delays the Count

Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau asked Congress for permission to delay its 2020 Census data releases by 120 days.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
Page 9 of 260First   Previous   4  5  6  7  8  [9]  10  11  12  13  Next   Last   

Subscribe to the NCSL Blog

Click on the RSS feed at left to add the NCSL Blog to your favorite RSS reader. 

About the NCSL Blog

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.