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Research

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Broadband 2019 Legislation

This page summarizes the 2019 state legislation regarding broadband, including funding, governance authorities and commissions, educational institutions, municipal-run broadband, infrastructure and taxes.

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NCSL LegisBrief

Improving Election Accuracy

States already use geographical information systems for redistricting. Now, are they beginning to deploy GIS for election administration.

Get The Book

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Election Update | The Canvass

The January 2020 issue of The Canvass investigates the Electoral College and includes an interview with Wisconsin State Senator Kathy Bernier and other things worth noting. 

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2020

2020 Legislative Session Calendar

NCSL provides information on legislative sessions in each state, district and territory. Check out the interactive map that allows you to click on any state to find information on regular session dates, and, if necessary, special session dates.

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Supporting Foster Parents

This page contains information for state legislators about how they can become involved in helping find more foster parents for the more than 437,000 U.S. children and youth in foster care, a situation exacerbated by the opioid and substance abuse crisis.

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NCSL newsletter

NCSL's Energy Update

The December issue of NCSL’s energy newsletter, Plugged In, highlights the latest legislative activity including recent bills on nuclear, clean energy, coal generation and utility wildfire liability.

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Overview