NCSL LegisBrief

Improving Election Accuracy

States already use geographical information systems for redistricting. Now, are they beginning to deploy GIS for election administration.



Broadband 2019 Legislation

This page summarizes the 2019 state legislation regarding broadband, including funding, governance authorities and commissions, educational institutions, municipal-run broadband, infrastructure and taxes.


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Ethics in the News

Check out what's going on in the world of ethics in January 2020.


2020 State Legislative Session Calendar

NCSL provides information on legislative sessions in each state, district and territory. Find out the 2020 state legislative session dates: when state sessions begin, adjourn and convene for special sessions.


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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.



Infrastructure Issue

Urgent infrastructure needs are straining public resources. This month, the magazine examines the policies, planning frameworks and new funding approaches states are using to improve infrastructure systems in four vital areas.



How are Infants and Toddlers Doing in Your State?

Brain development in the first years of life provides the foundation for all future learning and development, and yet the randomness of where a child is born or lives often determines whether they have access to the services they need to thrive in their earliest years.