This month’s issue looks at the midterm 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.
VOLUME 36, No. 10 | December 2010
By Karen Hansen
A GOP wave washed over state legislatures on Election Day.
Online: NCSL's StateVote website offers post-election analysis of the historic GOP sweep of legislatures.
YES AND NO
By Jennie Drage Bowser
Voters appear to want it all without wanting to pay for it.
Online: At NCSL’s Prop*50, you can always keep up with the latest on ballot measures.
A PRIMARY PROBLEM
By Laura Tobler
More patients under federal health reform with fewer primary care doctors spells trouble.
Online: Learn more about the challenges facing states under federal health reform.
THE RACE TO CHANGE
By Suzanne Weiss
The competition for $4.35 billion spurred legislators to make far-reaching changes in state education policy. Will they make a difference?
Online: Read State Legislatures earlier coverage of the Race to the Top competition: "The Race is On," "For the Common Good" and "Balancing Act."
BOOMERS ON BOARD
By James B. Reed and Nicholas J. Farber
Nearly 80 million new seniors soon will be heading for the bus stop at the same time.
TRENDS AND TRANSITIONS
Online: See CNBC’s full list of top states for business.
IN BRIEF: RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION
An approach to help students at the first sign of trouble is gaining acceptance in education.
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