The July-August issue looks at partisanship in legislatures, renovating capitols, pay for lawmakers, the challenging job of chief of staff, the costs of legislation and much more.
VOLUME 36, No. 5 | May 2010
HEALTH CARE: FEDS FIGHT, STATES ACT
By Rachel Brand
Lawmakers were experimenting with ways to rein in costs and expand coverage long before passage of federal health legislation.
Online: Read more about what state leaders have to say about the challenges of health care in their states.
BIRD'S EYE VIEW
By Ed Sealover
GIS technology is giving policymakers a new perspective.
Online: Rich Leadbeater of ESRI discusses how GIS is used in state government.
KEEPING IT WILD
By Melissa Savage and Douglas Shinkle
Preserving wildlife and habitat while allowing development and outdoor recreation is a tough balancing act.
Online: A Q and A with Ron Regan, executive director of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
By Valsin Marmillion and Michael Segner
Gulf Coast lawmakers say federal barriers are slowing recovery years after hurricanes battered the region.
Online: Louisiana Senate President Joel Chaisson discusses the challenges of coastal restoration.
By Alan Greenblatt
The budget pain felt by state lawmakers for the past two years has made its way to cities and counties.
Online: Read NCSL's latest "State Budget Update."
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