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Mounting Uncertainty for Colleges and Universities

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically reshaped higher education. From admission to graduation, no aspect of the college experience is unchanged, and the disruptions are far from over. States face daunting funding challenges, and the very survival of some institutions is in doubt.


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Early Care and Education Budgets

Review the summary of findings from NCSL's 50 state survey of legislative fiscal offices on their FY 2018, FY 2019 and FY 2020 state appropriations for various early care and education programs (child care, prekindergarten, home visiting and other related programs).

Results Driven Governing


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Election Update from NCSL

This issue of The Canvass examines the onslaught of litigation on nearly all aspects of mail/absentee voting, including how these issues generally fall along party lines. This month's newsletter also includes an interview with Georgia Representative Shaw Blackmon, information about ballot drop boxes and other things worth noting.


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Consumer Data Privacy

This web page discusses consumer data privacy legislation in the 50 states in 2020 and includes information on data broker legislation, biometrics and facial recognition bills aimed at the private sector.


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Radiological Preparedness Training

Responding to a radiological incident or emergency can be a daunting, dangerous and deadly task. Training courses listed in these charts are meant to offer a sense of what is currently available for topics related to radiological incidents or emergency responses and addresses issues such as public health, the environment, counterterrorism, and relief and recovery operations.


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Reversing the Rising Tide of Suicide

Suicide is a preventable cause of death and states, local governments and the federal government are implementing a variety of strategies to reverse its escalation.