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Direct Democracy in Action: A Guide to State Ballot Measures
Voters will head to the ballot box tomorrow, and, depending on the state, might encounter questions beyond who to vote for in statewide or local elections. This form of direct democracy  often referred to universally as ballot measures  comes in different flavors,...
Trends in Gubernatorial Priorities in 2016

Note: we’ll be updating this post as more governors deliver State of the State addresses. Check back for updates!

2016 State of the State Speeches

Each year, state governors deliver a “State of the State” speech, where they address state legislators and often outline policy priorities for the upcoming year. These speeches tend to occur near the start of each state's legislative session, although this can vary from...

Endangered List: Biennial State Legislative Sessions

By: Christine Garber, Research Analyst December 17, 2013

Suspense Files and X Files and Inexpedient to Legislate: Navigating State Legislative Jargon

 

By: CJ Tosto, Senior Research Analyst February 13, 2013

2013 Projected Session Dates and Legislative Dates of Interest in September

With the exception of Missouri’s veto session on 09/12/12 and Ohio's voting session on 09/18/12, state legislatures are relatively inactive during the month of September. However, now is a good time to plan your legislative strategy for 2013.

NCSL Sessions and Legislative Dates of Interest in August

Besides staying on top of your organization’s most pressing legislative and regulatory issues, you are likely filling your summer with back-to-back policy meetings and industry conferences. Included in this summer’s busy conference season is NCSL’s Annual Legislative...

June: State Legislative Dates of Interest

With state legislative sessions continuing to move forward, we thought you would like to know which states are approaching adjournment and cross-over deadlines in June.

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