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Research

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The Canvass: December 2021

The December 2021 issue of The Canvass summarizes four reports from across the political spectrum that make recommendations on this year’s hot topics, including list maintenance, absentee/mail ballot processing and post-election audits. Spoiler alert: There’s more common ground than expected. Plus, find interviews with California Senator Steve Glazer and Assemblymember Marc Berman, bipartisan principles for audits and a roundup of election news and reports.

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Redistricting Roundup Webinar

Join us Friday, Dec. 3, for NCSL's redistricting roundup webinar on current, past and future redistricting litigation. NCSL summarizes where legislation stands and where policymakers are looking ahead.

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Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

The House gave its approval to the bipartisan $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which the Senate approved in August.

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Whole Child Policy Advisory Group Resources

NCSL’s Whole Child Policy Advisory Group examines education systems and policies that foster safe, healthy learning environments where students can thrive.

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Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund Tracker

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created the $30.75 billion Education Stabilization Fund. States receive funds based on the same proportion that each state receives under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title-IA.

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How States are Spending their Stimulus Funds

NCSL provides a brief summary and links to databases related to state allocations of flexible COIVD-19 funding through federal stimulus packages.

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Overview