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Research

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Campaign Finance Enactments

This NCSL resource highlights the 2021 campaign finance enactments. In 2021, 49 states introduced more than 600 campaign finance related bills..

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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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Sorting Through the Stimulus

The three guests on this podcast, all NCSL experts, discuss the size and complexity of the different pieces of legislation, the push to give states flexibility in how they spend the money and why most of the federal education funding was given directly to school districts.

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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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Economic Mobility

Learn more about enacted legislation related to economic mobility while searching through our economic mobility database.

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Overview