For its “Staff Snapshots” series, State Legislatures News is asking legislative staff about their role in the legislature. Find out more about Jimmetta Gourdine, right, and her daughter Jessica Brown, both of whom work for the Alabama Legislature.
Listen in on a conversation with NCSL Staff Chair Martha Wigton, director of Georgia’s House Budget and Research Office, and NCSL Vice Chair J.J. Gentry, counsel for the South Carolina Senate, as we celebrate legislative staff.
As legislatures have grown more partisan and often become more challenging environments in which to work, we asked our two guests, both longtime staffers, to talk about what motivates them, how they deal with the stress and what advice they would offer their colleagues.
This summary of 2021 financial literacy state legislation includes financial education bills directed at K-12, higher education and adults.
The reallocation of seats in Congress is the first step of the redistricting process. NCSL provides a chart that shows how many congressional seats each state will have for the coming decade.
Increasing unemployment fraud has forced states to evaluate unemployment insurance systems and identify areas for improvement. Find out more.
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.
Find the latest news on state policy, politics and personalities as well as stories from the print edition of State Legislatures magazine.
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.