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Research

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State Policy 101

Watch more than 30 educational sessions on key, cross-cutting policy issues. Whether you are new to the legislature or looking to build your knowledge in a specific area, these sessions will prepare you for future success.

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FY 2022 State Budget Status

NCSL tracks states' enactment of their FY 2022 budgets. As of March 30, 4 states have enacted a budget for FY 2022. Virginia and Wyoming enacted enacted a biennial budget during the 2020 legislative session.

Save The Date 2021

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States Mind Their Own Businesses

Over the last year, the pandemic has left small businesses and the economies they support, vulnerable. Lawmakers at all levels of government took action to prioritize business relief to keep main street and state economies from irrevocable damage. This brief reviews state grant, loan and tax relief actions for small businesses.

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The Canvass

The April 2021 issue considers election cybersecurity, addresses how states can bolster their defenses and reviews relevant legislation from 2020 and 2021. This month's newsletter also features an interview with New Hampshire Representative Barbara Griffin (R), a legislative action bulletin and other things worth noting.

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Cybersecurity Legislation 2021

Cybersecurity continues as a priority for state legislatures in 2021. This page tracks significant legislation from all 50 states in 2021 related to cybersecurity, data security, information security, cyber crimes, and more.

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Occupational Licensing Mobility

The state-led approach to regulating occupational licensure can lead to challenges for workers practicing in certain professions, including limiting their mobility from one state or territory to another. To reduce the adverse effects licensing can have on workers’ mobility, policymakers and regulators have developed various solutions.

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Overview