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Mitigating Health Workforce Barriers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

To help states manage the unprecedented demand for health care workers in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, both state legislatures and the federal government have adopted policies to enhance workforce capability.

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​​​​​​​Labor, Economy Provisions of Second COVID-19 Relief Bill

Congress passed and the president signed into law the second piece of COVID-19 relief legislation, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Congress has already set its sights on passing a third COVID-19 relief package.

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Lose Your Professional License for Unpaid Loans? It Depends

Can you lose your professional license for unpaid student loans? The answer depends on your state and occupation.

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State, Federal Governments Getting Behind Earned Income Tax Credits

Although 25 million tax filers received $61 billion in credits in 2019, millions more don’t claim their credit. Nationally, 20% of filers eligible for the EITC don’t claim it, meaning millions of tax payers and their families are missing out on billions of dollars each year.

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Department of Labor Finalizes Joint Employer Rule

The Department of Labor has issued its long-awaited update to the joint employer status rule under the1938 Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Answering Your Questions About Apprenticeships

Do you have questions about apprenticeships? Chances are this new publication has an answer or two for you.

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2019 Trends in Occupational Licensing

Were legislators as interested in occupational licensing legislation in 2019 as they have been in recent years? The answer is yes!

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Disability Employment Webpages Hit NCSL.org

The start of 2020 marks not only the dawn of a new decade but also the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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States Continue to Enact Legislation to Address Health Care Workforce Shortages

Access to health care remains a challenge for many Americans, especially those living in rural and underserved communities.

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Evidence-Informed Policymaking Work Group Gathers for First Meeting

NCSL took important steps towards developing a new center for evidence-informed policymaking last week at its Capitol Forum meeting in Phoenix by convening a new evidence-informed policymaking work group of legislators, legislative staff and executive officials to advise on the center’s launch which is planned for next summer.

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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.