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As Student Debt Levels Grow, States Look to Help Borrowers

More than 44 million Americans owe student loan debt and the total level of debt reached $1.53 trillion in 2018.

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Looking Forward: 2020 Tax Trends Outlook Part 2

Revisiting tax trends from last year may provide insight on what to expect in 2020 legislative sessions. Sometimes there will be surprises that unfold, but here are some trends we anticipate seeing this year. 

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A Glance in the Rearview Mirror: 2019 Tax Trends Part 1

State capitols across the country come to life in January as lawmakers convene for their annual legislative sessions.

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FY 2020 Budget Breakdown: A Final Analysis for States

President Donald Trump signed, after Congress passed, two fiscal spending packages—defense-related (H.R.1158) and non-defense-related (H.R. 1865)—worth a total of $1.4 trillion just before the holidays, avoiding another partial government shutdown and funding the government through Sept. 30, 2020.

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David Teal Honored With NCSL's Steven Gold Award

David Teal, the director of Alaska’s Legislative Finance Division, was honored today as the recipient of the Steven D. Gold Award for his commitment to strengthening the legislative institution both in Alaska and around the country.

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How to Augment Revenue As Bell Tolls for Gasoline Tax

In "Running on Empty, An Alternative to the Gas Tax," an opening-day session at the NCSL Capitol Forum, transportation experts on mileage taxes and tolling offered insight into how states can augment the beleaguered gasoline tax.

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Three States Struggle to Complete FY 2020 Budgets

Typically, fall means back-to-school sales and pumpkin spice lattes, but this year in a handful of states, it also means budget impasses.

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Sports Betting: States Are Doubling Down

A year ago, at NCSL’s Legislative Summit in Los Angeles, a session on sports betting focused on how quickly states would begin to authorize the activity in their states in the wake of the May 2018 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The court declared it unconstitutional and opened the door to state-authorized sports betting.

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Pew Finds States Are Still Emerging from the Shadows of the Great Recession

The United States is on track for its longest economic expansion in history, spanning 122 months if growth continues through August 2019.

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Smooth Sailing for State Budgets

Fiscal year 2019 comes to a close for most states on June 30, and a majority of states already have their spending plan for fiscal year 2020 in place.

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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.