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Ban the Box Policies

Many ban the box policies provide applicants a fair chance at employment by removing conviction and arrest history questions from job applications and delaying background checks until later in the hiring process.


NCSL Town Hall: Legislative Leadership

Florida Senator Kathleen Passidomo, former Senate majority leader, discusses community service, leading during a pandemic and more.


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Health Policy Snapshot: COVID-19 Vaccine Infrastructure and Access

This policy snapshot covers a variety of options for legislators to use in supporting vaccination efforts or bolstering access to COVID-19 vaccines.


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Manufacturing Our Way Into the Future

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resiliency of U.S. manufacturers has been on full display. In the face of tremendous demand shifts, manufacturers anchored public health and economic recovery efforts.


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Exploring Civility

Teresa M. Bejan talks about how civility works in politics, the difference between civility and talking about civility, the polarized state of our politics and more.


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Legislative Staff Certificate Program

To help newer staff progress in their careers, NCSL is offering the Legislative Staff Certificate Program. During the month of October, participants will benefit from a variety of perspectives and insights about the role of staff in supporting the legislative institution. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 23, 2021.


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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.



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.



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.