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DHS Proposes New DACA Rule, Seeking Comments

The Department of Homeland Security last week released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.

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A Real Racket: Combatting Illegal Gambling Machines

Many state legislatures across the country introduced legislation during their 2021 legislative sessions that would strengthen laws designed to combat illegal gambling machines—machines that are not licensed by gaming authorities, not regulated to ensure consumers get a fair shake, and do not provide any tax revenue to state governments.

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NCSL hosted a virtual congressional Hill briefing, “Temporary Assistance of Needy Families (TANF): State Challenges, Successes and Priorities,” on May 14, with a panel of bipartisan legislators, including Senator Ralph Alvarado (R-Ky.) and Representative Ann Pugh (D-Vt.).

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Immigration Congressional Hearings | April 2021 Highlights

Congress held several hearings on immigration issues in late April, including how to improve the U.S.’s legal immigration system and manage the increase in unaccompanied children arriving at the border.

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NCSL Co-Hosts Hill Briefing on Policing

As Congress grapples with federal policing reform legislation, NCSL was joined by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) for a briefing on policing issues in the states.

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Transportation Funding and Financing: State Approaches

With improved fuel efficiency, increased use of electric and hybrid vehicles, and a slow growth in vehicles miles traveled, revenue flowing into the Highway Trust Fund via the motor fuel tax has proven insufficient to support surface transportation programs.

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NCSL Joins Immigration Briefing for Hill Staffers

As Congress grapples with how to best tackle immigration reform, NCSL, the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities, and the United States Conference of Mayors partnered to brief hill staffers on state and local priorities in immigration reform.

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NCSL Holds Congressional Briefing on State and Local Immigration Priorities

To inform hill staffers about state and local priorities in immigration reform, NCSL, the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities, and the United States Conference of Mayors will host a March 19th briefing at 11 a.m. ET where a bipartisan panel of state and local elected officials will share their perspectives on immigration reform as well as insights from their communities.

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Opinion: Notion of 'Unnecessary' Aid to State and Local Governments a 'Myth'

The argument that states and local governments don't  need the $350 billion aid proposed in the $1.9 stimulus bill soon to get a vote in the Senate is misguided, according to an opinion piece in Governing magazine.

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FEMA Declares Emergency for all of Texas in Severe Winter Storm

President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration last week for the entire state of Texas following widespread power outages and cascading system failures from a severe winter storm that continues to overwhelm the area in record low temperatures.

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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.