State Legislatures Magazine

State Legislatures Magazine

imgSomething to Like
Something to Like
Almost everyone is using some kind of social media, including legislatures and lawmakers.
imgA Drop in the Bucket
A Drop in the Bucket
Rainy day funds proved no match against recession-era budget gaps.
imgPreserving Reserves
Preserving Reserves
Modernizing life insurance reserve formulas has been challenging for regulators and policymakers.
imgMid-Term Review
Mid-Term Review
Supreme Court cases this term hold less importance to states than in previous years, but they are no less intriguing.
img40 Years Strong
40 Years Strong
The 1980s: Big Hair, Big President, Big Shoulders
img40 Years Strong
40 Years Strong
The trials, trends and topics of '75.
imgFor the Record | Roger W. Ferguson Jr.
For the Record | Roger W. Ferguson Jr.
A Q and A with Roger W. Ferguson Jr., president and CEO of TIAA-CREF.


April 2014 State Legislatures CoverThe growing role of social media in the legislature is explored this month in an article by NCSL's Pam Greenberg. This month you'll also read about rainy day funds, challenging changes to life insurance, a look at cases under review by the U.S. Supreme Court and much more. 


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 ukuleles to the cost of wild winter weather, from raw milk to budget blues in Maine.





Stats graphicDiscover how a good graphic illustration 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, learn about the health of public employee pensions. 






Learn more about some of the hottest topics state legislatures are having to dealing with. Find out where legislation is being introduced and where it's passed. This month's issue looks at efforts to curb overdose deaths, the state of test scores, mug shot websites and greyhound racing. 






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.






Find out what's trending on the NCSL website, the latest quotes from NCSL staff in the media, excerpts from our blog and much more on what's happening inside the conference. 






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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