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Bright New Look; Same Great Content

State Legislatures magazine has been “the magazine of state politics and policy” for 45 years. It’s reputation and popularity are strong.

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State Legislatures Magazine: How Much Do You Know About State Government?

As reported by the digital news site Route Fifty, 33 percent of the 1,500 survey participants responded “don’t know” when asked to name their governor. That doesn’t include other participants’ obviously incorrect responses, like “Mario Cuomo,” “Nikki haily” [sic] and “Trump.”

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State Legislatures Magazine: California Fighting Throwaway Culture

Want to sip your drink through a straw? At many California restaurants, you’ll soon have to ask for one.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Halting Harassment

The #MeToo movement continues to affirm the hard truth of sexual harassment: It’s everywhere.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Covering Those Who Risk All

As dangerous as running into a burning building is, it isn’t what kills most firefighters. That would be cancer. Nationally, the disease accounts for about 3 in 5 line-of-duty firefighter deaths.

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State Legislatures Magazine: NCSL’s New Officers

Every year, NCSL welcomes a slate of dedicated new officers. This year, we say hello to our new president, Illinois Senator Toi Hutchinson, and our new staff chair, Jon Heining, with the Texas Legislative Council.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Federalism, School Safety, Energy Storage

What is the state of federalism today? That question anchors the cover story in the current issue of NCSL’s State Legislatures magazine.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Wyoming’s Statehouse Surprise

Wyoming’s 2015 Capitol restoration was anything but ordinary.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Federalism Forges On

The power-sharing relationship between the states and the federal government—the system we know as federalism—is as strained today as it was when the U.S. Constitution was written in 1787.

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State Legislatures Magazine: New Approaches to Juvenile Justice

At age 11, Xavier McElrath-Bey joined a gang, feeling safer in the streets than in his own home. Growing up on Chicago’s South Side, he was surrounded by poverty, drugs and crime. In 1989, McElrath-Bey was sentenced to 25 years in adult prison for his involvement in a gang-related murder. He was 13 years old.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.