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100th Episode of 'Our American States'

Today’s podcast is the 100th episode of “Our American States,” a milestone we marked by bringing back the original host of the podcast and recalling some of our favorite moments from the last three and a half years.



State Actions to Close Budget Shortfalls

This new NCSL database reports on actions states have taken to close budget shortfalls in response to COVID-19.


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COVID-19: State Health Actions

State legislators are rising to the challenge and pursuing various policy options to effectively respond to COVID-19. This webpage includes key health policy information relating to the pandemic, including legislative trends and state actions, federal action and additional resources.


2020 State Legislative Session Calendar

This map provides information on legislative sessions in each state, district and territory. You can also find information on regular session dates, and, if necessary, special session dates.


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Adjourned Sine Die

Adjourned, Suspended or Postponed Related to COVID-19

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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 Our New Digital Newsroom

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



Legislators Bear the Torch of Democracy

State legislators fight for issues, represent their communities and commit their time to preserve and strengthen our democracy. That’s hard work. And in these strange and tumultuous times, legislating may feel harder than ever.