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States Gearing Up for Fiscal Recovery Funds

This brief reviews how states are preparing to receive and spend the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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2020 State Tax Actions

This new NCSL report presents information about the tax and revenue changes enacted by state legislatures during the 2020 calendar year.

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2020 Apportionment of Congressional Seats

The reallocation of seats in Congress is the first step of the redistricting process. NCSL provides a chart that shows how many congressional seats each state will have for the coming decade.

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NCSL Elections Update

The May 2021 issue of NCSL's election newsletter, The Canvass, considers election cybersecurity, addresses how states can bolster their defenses and reviews relevant legislation from 2020 and 2021.

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Increasing the Minimum Wage

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not preclude states from enacting their own minimum wage rates. Currently, 29 states and D.C. have minimum wages above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

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Military Veterans in State Legislatures

This page details the number of military veterans that serve in the U.S. state legislatures and territories.

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