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Past articles by NCSL:

Who’s On The Ballot This Year? – NCSL –

More Diversity. Greater Competitiveness. Fewer Incumbents. → Read More

A Very Big Deal: Election 2018 – NCSL –

6,609 legislative seats. 87 legislative chambers. 46 states. → Read More

Hello Governor, It’s the National Conference of State Legislatures

Although many people are eyeing the outcome of the 6,069 state legislative seats listed on the ballots, 2018 will mark a big year for state executives as well. This November, 36 states will vote for… → Read More

Women Legislative Candidates Running Jump 28 Percent Since 2016

What happens when more women run than ever before? → Read More

Redistricting On The Ballot – NCSL –

Voters in four states will decide the fate of redistricting reform proposals, all calling for a change-up of who has responsibility for drawing lines for Congressional districts, legislative… → Read More

What A Month June Was For Redistricting – NCSL –

June 30 was the end of the Supreme Court’s term for this year, with a new term starting in October. → Read More

Supreme Court Upholds President Trump’s Travel Ban – NCSL –

In a 5–4 decision in Trump v. Hawaii, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of President Donald Trump’s travel ban. → Read More

Maine Becomes The First State To Use Ranked Choice Voting

In a situation the Portland Press Herald called a “strange set of circumstances,” Maine voters passed a popular referendum during Tuesday’s election that repealed a recent state law that would have… → Read More

What You Might Not Know About Today’s Primaries – NCSL –

Eight states — Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota — hold their state primaries today, June 5. Whether any of this means much in terms of partisan… → Read More

The Unofficial Start To 2020 Redistricting Season – NCSL –

Less talked about is that the 2018 elections are the unofficial start to the 2020 redistricting cycle, which begins after the census data are released in early 2021. The elections for those who will… → Read More

Biggest Growth In The Rural Economy Is… – NCSL –

Its not oil, not natural gas. It’s not agriculture. It’s definitely not manufacturing. → Read More

17-Year-Olds In Primaries – NCSL –

Last Tuesday, primaries were held from coast to coast: Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Idaho and Oregon. → Read More

From Legislative Staffers to NCSL Staff – NCSL –

As NCSL celebrates Legislative Staff Week, we recognize those who keep the legislative world turning. → Read More

Staffing the Unicameral: Q&A with Dave Schinzel – NCSL –

Personal staff work directly for a state legislator, in either the capitol or in a district office. They are the ultimate jack-of-all-trades, managing a legislator’s constituent requests, policy… → Read More

Supreme Court Rules States May Authorize Sports Gambling

If you took the “over” on the U.S. Supreme Court vote to legalize sports sports gambling, you won! → Read More

Legislative Staff Profile: Tammy Wright, Clerk of the New Hampshire Senate

New Hampshire Senate Clerk Tammy Wright turned to yoga while recovering from serious injuries, and her experience and awareness of both the physical and psychological benefits inspired her to share… → Read More

Welcome To Legislative Staff Week! – NCSL –

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is using this week to shine the spotlight on legislative staff and their important contributions. Enjoy the special staff section in State… → Read More

Wanted: Women in Politics Award Nominees – NCSL –

As countless headlines have told us, women are running for statewide and congressional office in record numbers. → Read More

“The Past Isn’t Dead. It Isn’t Even Past.” – NCSL –

William Faulkner famously wrote those words about our need to reconcile with history. But the same might be said about legislatures’ need to reconcile with years like 2017, which wrought $306 billion… → Read More

The Census is coming. States are preparing. – NCSL –

The decennial U.S. Census is just around the corner. No really, it is. → Read More