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Table of Contents: February 2010

  State Legislatures

VOLUME 36, No. 2 | February 2010

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A GOOD, HARD LOOK
By Garry Boulard
Rigorous review of how state government operates is gaining ground in legislatures.

Online: Robert Campbell III, vice-chairman and U.S. State Government leader for Deloitte LLP, discusses how state government works and some of the creative steps states are taking.

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DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH
By Edward Smith
The recession may be over, but states will continue to face high unemployment and lower revenues well into the next decade.

Online: Read NCSL's latest "State Budget Update."

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STATE OF BUSINESS
By Kenneth E. Poole
Lawmakers need a strategy to create a robust economic environment during hard times.

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NEW WAVE 
By Garry Boulard
The emerging generation of legislative staff leaders may change and challenge the way legislatures do business.

Online: NCSL has a wealth of demographic data and other information about legislative staff.

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FACING OFF WITH THE FEDS
By Suzanne Weiss
Sovereignty measures and other steps may indicate an upsurge in anti-federal sentiment in legislatures

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BOOK REVIEW: “PLAIN, HONEST MEN”

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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STATESTATS

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TRENDS AND TRANSITIONS

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STATELINE

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PEOPLE

 

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