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Research

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Capitol and COVID

NCSL Summary of COVID Relief and FY2021 Funding Package

This is NCSL’s initial summary of the COVID-19 Economic Relief Bill, including info on stimulus checks, unemployment benefits, small business provisions and more. Also, check out highlights of the $1.4 billion omnibus appropriations provisions.

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Occupational Licensing: Assessing State Policies and Practices

NCSL, in partnership with key organizations, produced numerous resources designed to help state policymakers better understand the variances in licensing laws and the challenges they present for many workers.

NCSL State Liaisons

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The Canvass

The January 2021 issue summarizes the past year's legislative action on elections, including absentee/mail voting, which was the hot topic of 2020. This month's newsletter also features an interview with South Dakota Representative Herman Otten (R), analysis of how people voted in 2020 and other things worth noting

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2021 State Legislative Session Calendar

Find out the 2021 state legislative session dates: when state sessions begin, adjourn and convene for special sessions.

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Higher Education Legislative Activity

NCSL provides a summary of state legislation relating to higher education, postsecondary education, colleges and universities in 2020.

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Legislative Sessions 2021: 10 Trends to Watch

The biggest issues of any year are often the same every year. But 2020 was not just any year, and COVID-19 is not just any virus. Here is a look at what to expect in 2021 sessions.

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