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FY 2023 State Budget Status

Forty-six states begin fiscal year 2023 on July 1, 2022. As of July 1, 47 states have enacted budgets for FY 2023.


An investor and host of the Emmy Award Winning Shark Tank, Kevin O’Leary

Kevin O’Leary: Lessons From a Shark at the Summit

As an investor and host of the Emmy Award Winning “Shark Tank,” Kevin O’Leary will entertain and illuminate Legislative Summit attendees with advice on how to grow an idea and negotiate for success.


World Champion Adventure racer Robyn Benincasa

World Champion Racer Adds to Summit Adventure

Join us in Denver to hear World Champion Adventure racer Robyn Benincasa’s inspiring story of how ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things together.


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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.