Denver—At least 48 states and Puerto Rico enacted legislation in 2019 related to postsecondary education, and nearly 300 bills have already been introduced in 2020.
This year, education funding and affordability remain cornerstone concerns for lawmakers. While most state budgets won’t be set until later in the session, legislators are exploring other ways to increase affordability. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) offers a 2020 session preview.
NCSL will be tracking 2020 legislation in the new NCSL Postsecondary Bill Tracking Database. The database currently includes more than 1,700 bills from the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions.
NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.