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Table of Contents July August 2014

Table of Contents: July-August 2014

7/24/2014

VOLUME 40, No. 7

Features

PEAK OF PARTISANSHIP
By Suzanne Weiss
In legislatures across the nation, a growing ideological divide is getting harder to bridge.

CAPITOL GAINS
By Suzanne Weiss
Capitol renovation projects are bringing our beloved symbols of democracy back to life.

THE POLITICS OF PAY
By Morgan Cullen
Legislator compensation commissions help take the politics out of pay raises.

THE 'NICE' LEGISLATURE
By Alan Rosenthal
Here’s a different take on how state legislatures should be compared and ranked.

NO SURPRISES
By Natalie Wood
Job No. 1 for chiefs of staff is being an extra set of eyes and ears for their presiding officers.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
By Lisa Green
Norman Rockwell’s model for a boy astronaut—now a state legislator—tracks down the illustration’s final destination.

STAYING POWER
By Morgan Cullen
They began their legislative careers in 1975—young, eager and committed; their wisdom guides them today.

THE POWER OF PRIDE
By Lou Jacobson
Being a gay or lesbian state lawmaker is now so common it’s no longer an issue.

WHAT'S ALL THE HYPE ABOUT HEMP?
By Jack Queen
Hemp advocates are working hard to cultivate this growing industry.

COUNT THE COST
By Erica Michel and Todd Haggerty
Understanding the potential costs and consequences of a bill is crucial.

VOTING: WHAT'S NEXT
By Katy Owens Hubler
States and counties are leading the way in the never-ending quest to modernize how we vote.

40 YEARS STRONG
How has the nation changed since 1975?

Departments

POINT OF ORDER

PEOPLE AND POLITICS

STATELINE

STATESTATS

TRENDS AND TRANSITIONS

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