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President’s FY 2022 Budget Request

President Joe Biden released the complete details of his fiscal year 2022 budget proposal. NCSL provides a summary of the administration's requested increases across most departments and agencies.


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The Canvass: NCSL's Elections Update

The June 2021 issue looks at how legislators have shifted their attention from the voter experience to new trends, including the prohibition of private funding for running elections, legislative oversight of local election officials, ballot collection laws, ballot drop boxes and more.


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Spending Federal Stimulus Funds

An unprecedented amount of federal funds has flowed to states over the past year and a half as the U.S. combats the coronavirus pandemic, but who has the authority to spend those funds?


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Building a Strong Early Learning Workforce

The quality of early education teachers has been shown to be a key driver in overall classroom quality and outcomes for prekindergarten children.


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2021 Security Breach Legislation

All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have enacted security breach notification laws that require businesses or governments to notify consumers or citizens if their personal information is breached. This page contains summaries of 2021 legislation related to that notification.


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Price Transparency in Health Care

Our guest on the podcast discusses the pros and cons of price transparency, examples of where it’s been effective and his skepticism about the individual consumer’s use of the information.


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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.