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Volume 46, No. 3 | Download the Magazine
SPECIAL ISSUE: CORONAVIRUS
COVID-19 has redefined what constitutes an emergency and how legislatures do business.
Double duty for legislators with health care day jobs
Legislators who are also health care professionals are serving on two fronts these days.
Pandemic Leads to ‘Infodemic’
Policymakers can combat misinformation with facts.
Voting After the Virus
Will elections be changed forever after COVID-19?
Policy Impacts of COVID-19
An overview of just how deep and wide the virus’ influence has been.
No News Is Bad News
Fading local news coverage leaves the public uninformed.
States are helping workers evolve with technology.
Legislative Staff Week
Welcome: NCSL Staff Chair Martha Wigton
Focus: Staff Have a Right to Political Expression
Profiles: Meet 6 Legislative Staffers
Toolbox: Mindset Matters in Tough Times
From the Editor
From the Director
Gerald Long is the last in a line of famous Louisiana politicians, plus the latest leadership changes from across the nation.
NCSL on the Hill
NCSL helps secure state funding in two recent federal coronvirus relief measures, D.C. Fly-Ins and more from the capital.
911 call system upgrades, pandemic price gouging, anxiety for public pensions, the federal Family First child welfare law, research clearinghouses.
States got more than a rainy day with COVID-19.
The brighter side of legislative news.
The Final Word
Meet Maine Senate President Troy Jackson.