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How to have an election: An insider's tour of the Denver Elections Division

In previous internship experiences, I have considered access to the ballot box from an advocacy perspective. This summer, I have appreciated my internship at NCSL for exemplifying the potential to impact policy by presenting research and facts to legislators. 

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Pillars of the Institution: Nominations Open for 2022 Legislative Awards

Do you know an excellent editor, a laudable librarian, a daring drafter, a legal leader, an iconic IT person or clever committee staffer? Now’s your chance to recognize exemplary legislative staff and their work in the only national forum for state legislators and legislative staff.

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Keeping It Civil in a Partisan World

It is no secret that we live in an incredibly partisan time—you don't need to look beyond your Twitter feed for proof. Two former legislators want to combat its negative impact with a bipartisan commitment to civility.

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NCSL’s American Democracy Game Named 2021 Game of the Year!

Creative Child Magazine has named NCSL’s American Democracy Game its 2021 Game of the Year.

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To support legislators and their staff interested in deepening their knowledge on the inequities of early childhood, NCSL held a five-part series for alumni of its Early Childhood Fellows program. NCSL engaged more than 10 nationally renowned experts who presented on topics impacting young children and their families.

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Voting While Homeless? You Bet

In 2020, the population of people experiencing homelessness in the United States was 580,466, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Generally, about a third of this group is likely to be registered but just 10% actually vote.

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SEED Collaborative Examines Policies for Inclusive Pandemic Recovery

In November 2020, the State Exchange on Employment & Disability (SEED) created the COVID-19 Policy Collaborative for an Inclusive Recovery to address the effects of the pandemic on employment for people with disabilities. This ccollaborative was composed of SEED’s partners, along with other key stakeholders and subject matter experts. 

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NCSL Intern Dives Into Elections Research

Diana Jordan, a rising senior at Stanford University from Sacramento, Calif., majoring in political science, is a summer intern in NCSL's Elections Program. She produced this Q&A blog for Stanford's Bill Lane Center for the American West.

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Salt Lake City Bound: Let's Talk All Things Redistricting

What’s really great is that we have the nation’s redistricting experts gathered all in one place. We have litigators who can go toe-to-toe in a courtroom, but in Salt Lake City, they’ll be sitting side-by-side on the stage, sharing their expertise.

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NCSL, Lawmakers Brief Congressional Staff on Importance of Infrastructure Funding

Encouraged by the recent bipartisan talks between Congress and the White House, NCSL held a virtual briefing for congressional staff on Capitol Hill stressing the importance of infrastructure as a top state budget and policy priority.

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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.