Legislative Information and Communications


Legislative Staff Certificate Program

To help newer staff progress in their careers, NCSL is offering the Legislative Staff Certificate Program. During the month of October, participants will benefit from a variety of perspectives and insights about the role of staff in supporting the legislative institution. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 23, 2021.


2021 Legislative Staff Achievement Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s Legislative Staff Achievement Award Winners: Cecillea Pond-Mayo, chief information officer, Arkansas House of Representatives and Drew Volturo, deputy chief of staff for communications, Delaware House of Representatives!

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Legislative Information & Communication Staff Section (LINCS)


All About LINCS

If you work in communications in a state legislature, you are a member of LINCS! Take advantage of the benefits of being in a professional association—connecting with colleagues around the country. Learn more about what LINCS has to offer you through meetings and resources such as the LINCS newsletter, The Voice, and find out how to get involved.


The Voice: Spring 2021

This issue includes contributions from several members: LINCS Chair Betsy Theroux's column on how the Georgia House of Representatives is conducting business safely amid COVID-19 and articles on various topics such as, utilizing legislative interns, how to structure a winning communications team and managing up. In addition, an introduction to the newest LINCS Executive Committee member. Plus multiple NCSL and LINCS resources are also within this issue.



Comms Shop

Legislative communicators turn to LINCS when they want to find out how other states handle various communications functions. We pose those questions to our members and share their responses. Our resources include a state-by-state list of legislative social media sites and media credentialing policies.