State Legislatures Magazine

State Legislatures Magazine

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January 2015 State Legislatures CoverFind out about the top public policy issues facing state lawmakers in 2015, state-private sector partnerships for infrastructure, e-cigarettes and taxes, dealing with cuts to mental health programs and much more.


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 about the changes in state legislatures following the 2014 election.   






Learn more about the topics trending in state legislatures. This month's issue looks at the growing Hispanic electorate, children's well-being over 25 years, the increase in plug-in vehicles on the streets, the lawyer shortage in rural areas and new hunting laws in four states.





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 the decline in commuting by car to states with the the best tax climate, from taxing junk food in Indian country to the scourge of flushed wipes.





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.

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  • Table of Contents | January 2015

    This issue of State Legislatures magazine includes stories on the top public policy issues for 2015, state-private sector partnerships to repair infrastructure, e-cigarettes and taxes, dealing with cuts to mental health programs and much more.

  • Table of Contents | December 2014

    This issue of State Legislatures magazine includes stories on the outcome of the 2014 state legislative elections and statewide ballot measures, the debate over ridesharing, the problem of patent trolls, chemical regulation and more.

  • 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.

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