State Legislatures Magazine
State Legislatures is the magazine of policy and politics. It informs legislators, staff, lobbyists and the interested public about state actions and innovations in public policy issues before they reach the mainstream.
State Legislatures, published since 1975, is issued 10 times a year and reports on legislation in the 50 states, best practices, the legislative process and institution, leadership and federal initiatives that affect the states. Through its departments it covers trends in tables, charts and graphs, provides short articles on state innovations, and relates life and professional transitions of legislators and staff.
The magazine is mailed to all state legislators, key legislative staff, members of Congress, governors, lobbyists, political scientists, librarians, universities and the interested public.
Complimentary copies of State Legislatures magazine are available to reporters who email or call NCSL's Communications Division at 303-364-7700.
The State Legislatures home page on the NCSL website is a portal to news for and about state legislatures: the latest innovations, problems, policies and trends from the 50 state capitols and Washington, D.C. It combines information from the printed magazine with multimedia features, online updates and daily news from the top state policy newspapers and networks.
Other portions of the website affiliated with the magazine include:
GrassCatcher: Today's News—Our staff peruse the major news outlets each morning and highlight the day's top policy news clippings. GrassCatcher also lists where the National Conference of State Legislatures is mentioned in the headlines.
Blog: The Thicket—The Thicket at State Legislatures is a bipartisan blog about the legislative institution and federalism. It's written by and for legislative junkies.
Podcast: The Buzz—Hear conversations with NCSL experts and legislators. The Buzz at State Legislatures goes inside the policies, behind the scenes and under the domes of the nation's state Capitols.
Live From NCSL Meetings—Listen to or watch a selection of sessions from NCSL's most popular meetings.
The National Conference of State Legislatures is the bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staff of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system. (Portions of NCSL's site are only available to members.)
State Legislatures magazine
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