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Check In With NCSL for the Latest Election Night Results

NCSL likes to be the first to have the news about state elections. Presidential and congressional results? Others have those races amply covered. But for news from the states, NCSL is tops.

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Who Represents You? State Legislator Demographics Released for 2020

Have you ever wanted to know more about your representatives in the state capitol? What is their educational background? Their age? And beyond those specifics, what does the “average” American legislator look like in terms of race/ethnicity, gender, generational cohort and education?

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Category: Legislators, NCSL
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Privacy and Government Surveillance

Government occupies a unique space in the privacy debate–we trust the government with our private information every day, but a lot of data is also collected about us without our knowledge.

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Category: NCSL, Technology
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Honoring the Life of Ray Pethtel

Ray Pethtel, a pioneer in the field of legislative program evaluation, died Sept. 12.

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Category: NCSL
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Privacy and Emerging Technology – Private Sector Perspectives on Regulation

Technological innovation never stops, and as our devices become more complex the question of how to keep our data secure is more important than ever.

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Justice Ginsburg’s Impact on State and Local Government

History will remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at age 87 last Friday, as a smasher of glass ceilings, a feminist, a liberal, a dissenter, and an icon. States and local governments will also remember something subtler about her which was more visible in the Supreme Court’s lower profile cases. And that was her pragmatism.

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Privacy and Coronavirus Tracing Technology

If you had been exposed to someone with COVID-19, would you want to know? If you came down with the virus, would you want to be able to let others know if they had been near you, especially if you could remain anonymous?

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Now Playing: American Democracy Game Teaches Important Civics Lessons

A commitment to civics education and to helping legislators and legislative staff educate the public about representative democracy and the legislative process led to the 2011 launch of NCSL’s American Democracy Game.

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Check Out How NCSL Celebrated ADA30

The sweeping legislation that is the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) became the cornerstone of anti-discrimination protections for people with disabilities, ushering in a new era of opportunity for a community left long waiting when it became law on July 26, 1990.

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Do States Need More Federal Assistance in the Next Stimulus?

While not all states are experiencing the same level of lost revenues, many are experiencing some degree of economic downturn. States have received federal resources for virus-related expenses, but not to replenish the revenue shortfalls they are experiencing.

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Category: NCSL, COVID-19
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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.