Read a rundown on the top public policy issues facing state lawmakers in 2015, state-private sector partnerships for infrastructure, e-cigarettes and taxes and dealing with cuts to mental health programs.
VOLUME 37, No. 5 | May 2011
THE OTHER NUCLEAR PROBLEM
By Melissa Savage
States are stuck with tons of nuclear waste while the federal government struggles
with where to store it.
Online: Learn more about the president’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, watch a webinar on the nuclear situation in Japan and read about federal responsibilities for nuclear waste.
SOUNDBITES: LEADERS SPEAK OUT
Nearly two dozen leaders have assumed control of legislative chambers around
the country and changes are happening fast.
Video: Leaders talk about the challenges they face dealing with Washington and in their chambers.
By Glen Andersen
State policies can have an enormous effect on the popularity of plug-in vehicles.
By Suzanne Weiss
Lawmakers will need to make decisions soon to comply with federal regulations for the
growing world of online higher education.
By Angela Andrews
Legislative aides who work directly for lawmakers are a growing force in statehouses.
"Raised by the Courts" offers an in-depth look at the world of juvenile justice.
THEN AND NOW
Find out where our statehouse photo comes from this month.
TRENDS AND TRANSITIONS
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Zombies, Trojan horses and you.
Online: Jerry Gamblin, security specialist with the Missouri House of Representatives, discusses online hazards.
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