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Research

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Addressing Lead in Drinking Water

This NCSL resource provides an overview of state and federal efforts to address lead in drinking water, including a summary of the newly revised Lead and Copper Rule.

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Top Fiscal Issues for 2022

Legislators are returning to state capitols for their 2022 sessions with more funds than they anticipated thanks to rebounding revenues and federal assistance. This fiscal brief takes a look at some of states’ top fiscal priorities for the new year.

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Election Bill Rubric: Five Deliberation Points

The five points outlined give legislators and staff tangible starting points for analysis and discussion to help craft and assess effective election legislation.

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Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

The House gave its approval to the bipartisan $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which the Senate approved in August.

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Significant Trends in Law Enforcement

Many of the bills enacted during 2020 and 2021 have created more robust state statutory standards, instituted accountability measures and provided guidance and support for law enforcement.

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How States are Spending their Stimulus Funds

NCSL provides a brief summary and links to databases related to state allocations of flexible COIVD-19 funding through federal stimulus packages.

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Overview