Welcome to Statecast, NCSL's podcast. Statecast offers interviews with the leaders and experts shaping policy in our nation's statehouses. Statecast is recorded in NCSL's Washington, D.C. office and is hosted by NCSL's Jon Kuhl. Statecast is available here on our website and on iTunes, where listeners are able to subscribe to the podcast. Have an idea for a Statecast guest? Email us- we'd love to hear your suggestions!

Entries for March 2013


Did you know that along with all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands are also a member of NCSL? To hear about some of the unique challenges facing the U.S. Virgin Islands, NCSL’s Jon Kuhl sat down for an interview with Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone, head of the territory’s unicameral legislature.

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As cars become more fuel-efficient and fewer people drive, states are faced with a problem: How to continue funding crucial transportation and infrastructure projects with diminishing revenues from state gasoline taxes.
In February, the Virginia legislature met this challenge head on. Lawmakers there passed a transportation reform bill that The Washington Post called “historic.” To discuss the bipartisan legislation, NCSL’s Jon Kuhl interviewed Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell.

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NCSL's fiscal policy expert Todd Haggerty discusses what states have done to prepare for sequestration and other federal cuts.

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In this week's Statecast, we're focusing on sequestration and how it will affect states. In an interview with NCSL fiscal affairs expert Jeff Hurley, Jeff explains which programs will be affected and by how much.

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