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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.



30 Years: Time to Celebrate!

The Americans with Disabilities Act ushered in a new era of opportunity for people with disabilities, and we think that’s worth celebrating. Join us for a weeklong commemoration, July 20-26, that will include a meeting series that highlights the progress the ADA has made in improving access and inclusion for a generation of Americans. 


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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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.