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Drone Policies Soar in 2020

Legislators continued debating both allowable uses and prohibitions of drones, with six states enacting 11 bills.

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2020 Election: Big State Legislative Takeaways

Hear from Tim Storey, executive director of NCSL as he breaks down the results of the election and how it will affect redistricting, action on the pandemic and the economy, and from Amanda Zoch, an NCSL expert on statewide ballot measures, who takes us through what passed, what it says about the policy concerns of Americans and more.

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Motor Fuel Taxes

States continue to explore possible replacements for the motor fuel tax as vehicles become more fuel efficient and the surge of new electric vehicles continues.

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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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30 years of protection for substance abuse, mental illness under the ADA

Protections outlined in Title I of the ADA can apply to people with addiction to alcohol and people in recovery from opioid and other substance use disorders.