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Portable Benefits for Gig Workers

New labor market dynamics and technological innovations are transforming the way Americans work. By some estimates, over one-third of U.S. workers now participate in the gig economy.


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Sorting Through the Stimulus

The three guests on this podcast, all NCSL experts, discuss the size and complexity of the different pieces of legislation, the push to give states flexibility in how they spend the money and why most of the federal education funding was given directly to school districts.


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Food Safety

From 2018 to 2021, states introduced thousands of bills related to food and food safety, reflecting states’ interest in providing oversight and increasing public safety.


2022 State Legislative Sessions Calendar

2022 State Legislative Session Calendar

Find out the 2022 state legislative session dates: when state sessions begin, adjourn and convene for special sessions.


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State Unemployment for December

Unemployment rates were lower in December in 42 states and the District of Columbia, and stable in 8 states, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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Legislative Staff Can Excel With NCSL

NCSL is offering many professional development opportunities for legislative staff in 2022. Find out more!


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NCSL Podcasts

NCSL podcasts connect you with state legislatures, offering insights from legislative leaders and staff, astute political observers and public policy experts from across the nation. Download or stream our collection today.



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” summarizes the factors affecting access to and use of prenatal care, different models of care, and state-level solutions and policy options.