NCSL LegisBrief

Trends and Incentives in Workforce Development

With more than a million jobs going unfilled in 2019, workforce development is on many legislative agendas. Policies designed to align the skills of employees with national market trends and local business needs are popular among state policymakers.


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President’s FY 2021 Budget Analysis Breakdown

President Donald Trump officially released his $4.8 trillion budget request for FY 2021 last week. NCSL staff have provided a summary of the agencies that will experience the largest increases and reductions.



Safe and Reliable Pipelines

The nation’s transportation infrastructure for natural gas and hazardous liquids is comprised of a vast network of interconnected pipelines and more. This report discusses how state legislatures are positioned to take steps that can help reduce the risks associated with pipelines.


2019 State Tax Actions

State Tax Actions 2019 presents information about the tax and revenue changes enacted by state legislatures during the 2019 calendar year. In addition to aggregate state tax information, the report contains detailed information on all 50 states.



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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.



Behind the Scenes of NCSL's 'Building Democracy' Podcast Series

Join NCSL staffers and "Building Democracy" hosts John Mahoney and Megan McClure along with a roster of expert guests as they explore this history—the good and the bad—and how the first meeting of these colonial representatives was the starting point in the story of America’s state legislatures.