VOLUME 39, No. 10
STEPHEN KLEIN WINS GOLD
The director of Vermont’s Joint Fiscal Office wins the Steven D. Gold award for his contributions to the field of state and local finance and intergovernmental relations.
By Megan Comlossy and Jacob Walden
States have a fairly long to-do list to get ready for the health care needs of an aging America.
STATES HOLD STEADY
By Morgan Cullen and Wendy Underhill
It was a quiet off-year election for state legislative seats with no surprises and only a couple of ballot measures worth noting.
DO TEACHERS MAKE THE GRADE?
By Michelle Exstrom
New ways of evaluating teachers recognize the complexity of their job, and may help ensure that only good teachers are teaching.
A WEALTH OF PUBLIC HEALTH
By Amy Winterfeld
There’s renewed effort to integrate the many public health programs into the overall health system.
PREVENTABLE DEATHS ON THE RISE
By Hollie Hendrikson
Growing numbers of overdoses, suicides and brain injuries have lawmakers searching for solutions.
By Todd Haggerty
Congress isn’t alone in failing to pass a budget; state legislatures have faced similar impasses.
FOR THE RECORD
THEN AND NOW
Find out where our statehouse photo comes from this month.
TRENDS AND TRANSITIONS