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Children, Mental Health and Schools

Along with concerns about falling behind academically and parents’ need to have children in school, experts also are concerned about mental and behavioral health needs. Three experts offer their insights into this situation.

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Ensuring Healthy Pregnancies Through Prenatal Care

This brief provides an overview of factors influencing prenatal care access and utilization, recommended models of care, and state-level solutions and policy options.

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2021 Election Enactments

All 50 states have introduced election-related bills so far in 2021. This webpage tracks significant elections-related enactments.

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Threats to Election Security

Elections experts discuss the threats to election security, our election system’s vulnerabilities and strengths, and what states can do in this fast-changing cyber realm.

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Legislatures Address Law Enforcement Accountability

In the months since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, law enforcement accountability has moved to the top of legislative agendas.

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Energy Emergencies | Tribal-State Coordination

This report provides examples of state and tribal protocols that serve as potential models for coordination across jurisdictions prior to, during and after disasters occur.

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Our American States

The “Our American States” podcast is where you hear compelling conversations that tell the story of America’s state legislatures, the people in them, the politics that compel them, and the important work of democracy.

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Read the Latest in State Legislatures News

Find the latest news on state policy, politics and personalities as well as stories from the print edition of State Legislatures magazine.

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Special Delivery: State strategies to ensure healthy pregnancies

NCSL’s new report, “State Approaches to Ensuring Healthy Pregnancies Through Prenatal Care,” provides an overview of factors influencing prenatal care access and utilization, different models of care, and state-level solutions and policy options.