State Legislatures Magazine

State Legislatures Magazine

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February 2015 State Legislatures CoverThis month's issue offers a briefing on the state fiscal outlook, the effect of the drop in gas prices on states, the ethics of gifts, the debate over motorcycle helmets 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 metrics of health care in the states.   






Learn more about the topics trending in state legislatures. This month's issue looks atthe politics of immunizations, the state of Amtrak, the plague of painkillers, population growth in Florida, and getting kids off to as healthy start. 





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's issue covers everything from the dress code in the Montana to drug testing in Michigan, from water worries in the Southwest to job gains in the states.





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 | February 2015

    This issue of State Legislatures magazine includes stories on the outlook for state fiscal conditions, the effect of the drop in gas prices on states, a look at the ethics of gifts, the debate over motorcycle helmets and state efforts to support home caregivers.

  • 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.

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