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Research

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Creating Smart Communities

This report explores how state policymakers can support the smart use of technology to create safe, accessible, livable communities that are rich with economic opportunity and prepared to meet any challenge that might arise.

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Plans Emerging for COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

While the end goal is to offer COVID-19 vaccines to the entire U.S. population, the federal government, states and local jurisdictions want to be sure it goes first to those who need it most.

Results Driven Governing

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Drone Policies Soar in 2020

Legislators continued debating both allowable uses and prohibitions of drones, with six states enacting 11 bills.

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Juvenile Probation

NCSL helped create a first of its kind, comprehensive online statutory resource of juvenile probation laws which serves as a spotlight summary of information that is most important to legislators who have experience in the juvenile justice field.

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NCSL LegisBrief

Ensuring Residents' Safety in Nursing Facilities

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, many states have passed legislation expanding oversight of nursing facilities to protect the approximately 1.25 million Americans who live in them.

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Motor Fuel Taxes

States continue to explore possible replacements for the motor fuel tax as vehicles become more fuel efficient and the surge of new electric vehicles continues.

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Overview