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THE APRIL ISSUE

April 2015 State Legislatures CoverThis month's State Legislatures magazine looks at lawmakers who are authors, key cases affecting states before the U.S. Supreme Court, the state of civics knowledge, website ideas to steal, keeping foster children's information safe and more.

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STATESTATS

Stats graphicStateStats conveys an important public policy issue each month through maps, charts and graphs. This month we look at how the typical American family has changed in the past several decades 

 

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TRENDS

Learn more about the topics trending in state legislatures. This month we look at challenges to eyewitness testimony, energy banks, the anniversary of Earth Day and Tennessee's initiative with community colleges.

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NEWSMAKERS

Donkey and Elephant graphicRead about leadership changes in Utah and New York, and more on who's up and who's down, what's in and what's out, where's left and where's right, under the domes in legislatures across the country.

 

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STATELINE

From rights for exotic dancers to open meetings and medical pot to obese kids, Stateline this month will pique your interest, illuminate your understanding and maybe even make you chuckle. In each issue of the magazine,10 these short news tidbits from around the country will have you asking: Who thought that was a good idea? to Why don't we do that in my state?

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OVERVIEW | STATE LEGISLATURES MAGAZINE

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 celebrated 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 | April 2015

    This month's State Legislatures magazine looks at lawmakers who are authors, key cases affecting states before the U.S. Supreme Court, the state of civics knowledge, website ideas to steal, keeping foster children's information safe and more.

  • Table of Contents | March 2015

    This month's State Legislatures magazine looks at citizen initiatives, the fallout from legal marijuana, the challenge of training the best teachers, an interview with Sir Ken Robinson and more.

  • 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.

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