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2020 Census: One Year From Today and Counting

It is important for everyone residing in the United States to be counted in the census to ensure all voices are heard and represented. The census equals fair representation and fair federal funding for states, cities and communities every year until 2030.

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SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Partisan Gerrymandering Cases

The Supreme Court heard oral argument—yet again—in two cases arguing it should adopt a standard for when partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional.

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Supreme Court Hears First Big Redistricting Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard the first of three big redistricting cases this session, Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill.

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Ballot Collection Laws: All Across the Board

Who can collect and return a voted absentee (or mail) ballot?

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Checking in With Washington State’s Complete Count Committee

Recently I wrote about Callifornia's complete count committee (CCC) for the census. Now I’m reporting on what I learned from my visit to Washington’s complete count shop.

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Virginia Lawmakers First to Pass Redistricting Bill in 2019

Virginia’s General Assembly became the first legislature in 2019 to pass a redistricting measure, approving the creation of a 16-member commission to draw its next set of legislative and congressional maps after the 2020 census.

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NCSL Can Help You Call the Right Plays in Redistricting

All members of a legislative team, from legislators to staff, have many job responsibilities to perform. However, one of their core responsibilities will be to devise a game plan for the upcoming redistricting cycle

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Election Legislation: Coming Soon to a State Near You

Every new year brings new things. Here at NCSL, it brings a new legislative session and new legislative possibilities.

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A Gift of Fellowship to NCSL

ACLS provides a stipend to cover a professional salary and benefits for a recently minted Ph.D for two full years. Two years! That’s quite a gift.

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Nevada Legislature Makes History With Female Majority

With the appointment of two women, Beatrice Duran and Rochelle Nguyen, to fill vacant seats in the State Assembly, the Nevada Legislature made history yesterday by becoming the first state legislature to have a majority of female members.

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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.