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Student Loan Oversight 

Outstanding student loan debt reached $1.53 trillion in the U.S. in 2018, resulting in significant economic consequences, from declining homeownership to high rates of default. In response, states are creating new regulations and consumer protections for student lending, borrowing and loan repayment.

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Sexual Assault Survivors

After listening to survivors whose experiences reveal flaws in current practices, many state lawmakers are working to bolster responses to sex-related crimes. Legislation is aimed at prioritizing the rights of survivors and better preserving evidence to increase the chances of prosecution.

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Election Accuracy Using GIS

Geography is critical to U.S. elections: It determines where people are authorized to vote and run for office, and which races they vote on. States already use geographical information systems for redistricting. Now, they are beginning to deploy GIS for election administration as well.

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Disability Employment Data

As states look to increase the number of people with disabilities employed in the public sector, many policymakers are recognizing the need to collect data. Disability-related employment data is integral to properly assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs and identifying potential employment barriers.

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