Fiscal Road to Recovery Brief Series

This six-part series examines American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund allocation priorities a year after the program launched and showcases examples to help inform policymakers as they combat the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Supporting Direct Care Workers

Studies suggest that between 2018 and 2028, the direct care workforce will need to fill nearly 8.2 million job openings. State legislatures can play an important role in bolstering recruitment and retention efforts.



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Energy Justice and the Energy Transition

This report examines recent state policy related to energy justice and the incorporation of energy justice considerations into broader emissions reduction and renewable energy programs.


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The Canvass: Election Update

The May 2022 issue of NCSL's election administration newsletter offers a brief review of the Help America Vote Act's passage, the changes it made to state policies and the act's future. Plus, find updated information on which states have limited private funding in elections.


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FY 2023 State Budget Status

NCSL tracks states' enactment of their FY 2023 budgets. As of May 23, 30 states have enacted budgets for FY 2023.


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Continuity of Legislature During Emergency

Providing the legislature with methods to continue to work, or return to work, during an emergency is an important goal. NCSL has compiled information for legislatures to consider in developing or reviewing a continuity of government plan.