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Health Policy Snapshot: COVID-19 Vaccine Infrastructure and Access

This policy snapshot covers a variety of options for legislators to use in supporting vaccination efforts or bolstering access to COVID-19 vaccines.


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Ban the Box Policies

Many ban the box policies provide applicants a fair chance at employment by removing conviction and arrest history questions from job applications and delaying background checks until later in the hiring process.

Map Making


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Manufacturing Our Way Into the Future

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resiliency of U.S. manufacturers has been on full display. In the face of tremendous demand shifts, manufacturers anchored public health and economic recovery efforts.


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High-Value Credentials

States are focusing on high-value credentials that lead to future employment or education as a key element of economic recovery. This page provides summaries of state legislation and actions relating to credential transparency.


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FY 2022 State Budget Status

NCSL tracks states' enactment of their FY 2022 budgets. As of July 22, 48 states have enacted a budget for FY 2022. Virginia and Wyoming enacted a biennial budget during the 2020 legislative session. The states still finishing their budgets all have mechanisms to continue spending until a new budget is approved.



Financial Literacy

This page summarizes 2021 financial literacy state legislation. The legislation list includes financial education bills directed at K-12, higher education and adults.