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Table of Contents: May 2011

  State Legislatures

VOLUME 37, No. 5 | May 2011

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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.

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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.

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GOING ELECTRIC
By Glen Andersen
State policies can have an enormous effect on the popularity of plug-in vehicles.

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ONLINE-U
By Suzanne Weiss
Lawmakers will need to make decisions soon to comply with federal regulations for the
 growing world of online higher education.

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GETTING PERSONAL
By Angela Andrews
Legislative aides who work directly for lawmakers are a growing force in statehouses.

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BOOK REVIEW

"Raised by the Courts" offers an in-depth look at the world of juvenile justice.

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THEN AND NOW

Find out where our statehouse photo comes from this month.

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STATESTATS

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TRENDS AND TRANSITIONS

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STATELINE

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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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