State Legislatures Magazine

State Legislatures Magazine

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October-November 2014 State Legislatures CoverMidterm legislative races and statewide ballot measures, the role of primaries, the value of art in school, perspective from two of the nation's top pollsters and much more are explored in this month's issue. 


NCSL's award-winning State Legislatures brings you ideas and innovations on the top issues facing states. It's a must-read for unbiased news and analyses of the latest trends in state policy. Subscribe today--you won't find a better read anywhere. 








Stats graphicDiscover how one good graphic can convey the same information as hundreds of words, With StateStats you gain knowleldge of an important public policy issue each month through maps, charts and graphs. This month, find out why voters are so disgusted with politics. 






Learn more about the topics trending in state legislatures. This month's issue looks at voter turnout, the state of manufacturing, Native American names, booming breweries and the question of independent contractors.  





Donkey and Elephant graphicKeep track of what's in and what's out, who's up and who's down, where's left and where's right, under the domes in legislatures across the country.






Enjoy these short news tidbits from around the country that will have you asking: Who thought that was a good idea? to Why don't we do that in my state? In each issue, you'll find 10 of the most interesting, illuminating, unusual and sometimes silly news items we've discovered from the states. This month covers topics from billionaires to cop cameras and from calamari to county fairs.





State Legislatures is the national magazine of state policy and politics. It informs legislators, staff, professors, lobbyists and the public about innovations, trends and actions in the 50 states and six territories. It covers a wide spectrum of public policy in a well-respected, comprehensive, unbiased manner. On its pages you can read about new legislation, effective programs and federal initiatives that affect the states. You’ll gain insight into what makes leaders tick and what drives the legislative institution. And, it not only provides professional development tips and social media opportunities, but also grist for the water cooler.

Published since 1975, it’s currently issued 10 times a year—in print, mobile and online versions. The magazine celebrates its 40th year in 2014. Celebrate with us. Open its pages, download it onto your tablet, or log on to link to more information.

Dog-ear its pages, tear out ideas, share it with colleagues. But mostly, read it, learn from it and enjoy.

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  • Table of Contents | October-November 2014

    This issue of State Legislatures magazine includes stories on the 2014 legislative elections, 2014 ballot measures, the role of primaries and the importance of art classes in school.

  • Table of Contents: September 2014

    This issue of State Legislatures magazine includes stories on states teaming with industry to train workers, the debate over Voter ID, Common Core standards in the states, the benefits of big data and much more.

  • Table of Contents: July-August 2014

    This issue of State Legislatures magazine includes stories on partisanship, capitol renovation projects, legislative compensation, gay lawmakers, hemp and much more.

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