NCSL Podcast: Our American States

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Evictions and the Pandemic 

Emily Benfer, a visiting law professor at Wake Forest University and an expert on housing and health law, discusses how how the pandemic has exacerbated the eviction problem, who is being evicted and how the recently extended federal eviction moratorium factors into the situation.

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The 'Why' of Legislative Service

This special episode of “Our American States” for Legislative Staff Week 2021 features Sabrina Lewellen, deputy director and assistant secretary of the Arkansas Senate, and Eric Nauman, lead fiscal analyst for the Minnesota Senate discussing the “why” of legislative service.

Save The Date 2021

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COVID-19: Health, Fiscal, Continuity of Government and More

Listen to a series of "Our American States" podcasts focusing on different aspects of the coronavirus, from steps and actions legislatures have taken in response to the pandemic, to how it may affect voting and more.

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Building Democracy: A Special Podcast Series

“Building Democracy: The Story of Legislatures” is a special six-part series that covers the history, characters and stories of state legislatures in America, from the beginnings in Jamestown, to the present day and into the future.

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The Complete Collection

Listen to our archives of 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.