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2021 Legislative Staff Achievement Award Recipients

A listing of the recipients of the 2021 Legislative Staff Achievement Awards. Including photos and brief descriptions of why they won the awards.


The Canvass Monthly Newsletter

The Canvass

Monthly research, legislative practices and insights on state elections issues.



Curbing Rising Rates of Infectious Diseases

Many states are seeing positive developments with certain infectious disease rates. Unfortunately, at the same time, many states have seen significant increases in the rate of new cases of other infectious diseases.


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The Telehealth Explainer Series: A Toolkit for State Legislators

This toolkit contains a series of briefs covering key concepts, topics, opportunities and challenges related to telehealth policy for state legislators and legislative staff.


NCSL Podcast

Understanding the Quad Caucus

This is the second of a two-part series on the Quad Caucus, a coalition of the four national caucuses of color representing Asian-Pacific American, Black, Native American and Hispanic legislators.


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Automatic Clearing of Records

State lawmakers are increasingly interested in statutory provisions that automatically clear a person’s criminal record.


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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.