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States Craft Remote Work Policies That Work

Legislative staff directors and human resources staff are working hard to create and refine remote-work policies and to craft new, creative ways for staff to get their jobs done from afar—without impeding the legislative process.

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Six Policy Decision Points on Absentee/Mail Voting

This brief explores six distinct policy decision points that can affect how smoothly a large volume of absentee/mail voting can be processed―application deadlines, drop boxes, ballot receipt and postmark deadlines, ballot processing and signature cure periods.

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Election 2020: State Legislative Races and Statewide Ballot Measures

While there is intense focus on the presidential contest and the fate of the U.S. Senate as Election Day approaches, critical contests are also underway for the control of state legislative chambers. Hear from Tim Storey, the executive director of NCSL, and Mandy Zoch, an NCSL expert on statewide ballot measures as they share their perspectives.

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State Legislator Demographics

This new interactive webpage builds on NCSL’s previous research on the demographics of state legislators and allows users to compare data from 2015 to that from 2020. The analysis covers the gender, race/ethnicity, education, age and religion of legislators across the country.

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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 our New Digital Newsroom

Find the latest news on state policy, politics and personalities in State Legislatures magazine, now in a digital format.

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Justice Ginsburg's impact on state and local government

History will remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a smasher of glass ceilings, a feminist, a liberal, a dissenter and an icon. States and local governments will also remember something subtler about her which was more visible in the U.S. Supreme Court’s lower profile cases. And that was her pragmatism.