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Prescription Drug Policy Snapshots

NCSL is developing four policy snapshots—which include state policy options, state examples, federal action and key resources—on topics related to prescription drugs.


Destination Denver: Come for the Summit, Stay for the Adventure

The Denver metro area has no shortage of fun and festive places to visit during your stay in Denver for the NCSL Legislative Summit.


Podcast: Our American States

Alaska's New Frontier: Ranked Choice Voting

Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D) of Alaska joins the podcast to discuss how Alaska came to adopt the system, and the challenges and costs it posed to the state’s election administrators. Ben Williams from NCSL also joins the podcast to discuss a new report on the nuts and bolts of ranked choice voting.


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Modernizing Minor Guardianship in State Courts

Learn more about minor guardianship, where caregivers can petition state civil courts to obtain legal rights and responsibilities over a minor child with varied involvement from the public child welfare system.


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Land Contract Regulation: Smoothing the Path to Homeownership

Many first-time homebuyers lack access to traditional mortgages. As a result, around 36 million Americans have used alternative financing—such as land contracts—as a path to homeownership.


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Statewide Ballot Measures Database

This database includes indirect and direct citizen initiatives and legislative referendums for both statutory and constitutional amendments, bond measures, and popular referendums or popular vetoes. On election night or the next day, each entry is updated with “pass” or “fail.” Also find historical information on previous state ballot measures from the past century.


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NCSL Podcasts

NCSL podcasts connect you with state legislatures, offering insights from legislative leaders and staff, astute political observers and public policy experts from across the nation. Download or stream our collection today.



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.



Check Out NCSL's New Resource on Food Safety

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we went from dinner out to dinner in. Americans took to cooking at home and the use of food-delivery apps more than doubled as takeout often took the place of eating at restaurants.