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State Legislatures Magazine: Trade-offs of the Oil Boom

As you can read about in June’s issue of State Legislatures, hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking) has revealed vast amounts of oil and natural gas previously hidden within dense rock formations underground.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Automatic Voter Registration

A Stateline piece in the June State Legislatures magazine describes a new law passed in Oregon this March that automatically registers eligible residents to vote if they have a valid driver’s license or state identification card.

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This issue of State Legislatures magazine looks at how the nation's growing Latino population will affect policy and politics, regulation of powdered alcohol, the economic and environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing and more. 

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State Legislatures Magazine | Table of Contents | May 2015

This issue of State Legislatures magazine looks at states using tax incentives to lure big corporations, approaches to get kids to eat more nutritious food, a new funding approach for social programs, an interview with TV host and chef Andrew Zimmern and much more.  

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State Legislatures Magazine | Table of Contents | April 2015

This month's State Legislatures magazine looks at lawmakers who are authors, key cases affecting states before the U.S. Supreme Court, the state of civics knowledge, website ideas to steal, keeping foster children's information safe and more.

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State Legislatures Magazine | Table of Contents | March 2015

This month's State Legislatures magazine looks at citizen initiatives, the fallout from legal marijuana, the challenge of training the best teachers, an interview with Sir Ken Robinson and more.

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State Legislatures Magazine | Table of Contents | February 2015

This issue of State Legislatures magazine includes stories on the outlook for state fiscal conditions, the effect of the drop in gas prices on states, a look at the ethics of gifts, the debate over motorcycle helmets and state efforts to support home caregivers.

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State Legislatures Magazine | Table of Contents | January 2015

This issue of State Legislatures magazine includes stories on the top public policy issues for 2015, state-private sector partnerships to repair infrastructure, e-cigarettes and taxes, dealing with cuts to mental health programs and much more.

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