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THE NCSL PODCAST

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States and COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution | OAS Episode 119
Every state in the country is involved in distributing and administering the two COVID-19 vaccines now approved for use by the US. Food and Drug Administration. Each state is working with a plan that it created in consultation with the federal govern...

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NCSL TODAY

Read today's national headlines on issues that matter to state legislatures. 

NCSL LATEST RESOURCES

The Canvass October 2020
With the general election just one month away, we asked a handful of election experts to talk about what are they watching for, preparing for or hoping for this November.

Student Loan Bill Tracking Database
This interactive database tracks state legislation related to student loan debt across several categories, including forgiveness, licensure, oversight and taxes.

Veto-Proof Majorities in State Legislatures
Republicans maintain veto-proof majorities in 15 states, while Democrats maintain them in six (potentially seven depending on Vermont). Find charts listing the veto-proof majorities in state legislatures by party and the thresholds involved by state.

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THE NCSL BLOG

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Growing State Support for Agritourism Amid the Pandemic

Did you make your way through a corn maze this year, pick a pumpkin, blueberries or apples, or enjoy a socially distanced wine tasting or gourmet dinner at a nearby farm? They all fall under the umbrella of agritourism and are increasingly seen as a way for farms and ranches to broaden their appeal and add to their bottom line.

How Governors Have Spent CARES Education Funds

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund, created through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, provided $3 billion to governors to address emergency education needs in their state.

NCSL Public Private Partnership on Disaster Mitigation and Recovery Releases State Legislative Report on Natural Disasters

NCSL has relesed a new publication from the Public Private Partnership on Disaster Mitigation and Recovery: 2019-2020 State Legislative Report on Natural Disasters.

De-Escalation in a Time of Turmoil

Americans were shocked when the U.S. Capitol was invaded last week.