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Caucuses Link Legislative Priorities, Passions

Legislative caucuses come in all sizes, work on all sorts of issues and probably are as old as state legislatures themselves, writes Suzanne Weiss in this month’s issue of State Legislatures magazine. 

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Stateline: A Founding Rock/Rap Star for the Ages

What famous U.S. politician is all the rage in New York these days? Nope, it’s not the presidential candidates. It’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, who’s proving he’s still got cultural juice, long after his fatal encounter with Aaron Burr along the Hudson River in 1804.

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Practicing Everyday Creativity

Every day, legislative staff are called on to use their creativity to improve the policymaking process, writes freelancer and former NCSL staffer Jaime Rall in the new issue of State Legislatures magazine.

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Congress Sputters, States Take Wheel on Transportation Funding

Federal transportation spending has stalled in recent years, so states have moved into high gear as lawmakers look deep and wide for new revenue sources, NCSL's Kevin Pula writes in the current issue of State Legislatures magazine.
 

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State Legislatures magazine: Preschool is for Real

Preschool—it's not just round-edged scissors and paste anymore. The latest edition of State Legislatures magazine features a report on how states are continuing to invest in high-quality early childhood education to help students succeed.

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This issue of State Legislatures magazine looks at how states are investing in preschool, the role of states in funding transportation, a look at legislative caucuses, an interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and more.

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New Issue of State Legislatures Magazine Now Online

The latest issue of State Legislatures magazine—now available online—will take you back to school. Preschool, that is.

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Constitutions: Amend With Care

The cover story of the September issue of State Legislatures magazine examines what states must do to amend their constitutions and a movement to amend the U.S. Constitution.

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This issue of State Legislatures magazine looks at the lessons lawmakers can learn from efforts to amend state constitutions, a review of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting states, doctor shortages in rural America, the power of connections among lawmakers and much more. 

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This issue of State Legislatures magazine looks at surprising fiscal pressures states are facing, the struggle of female lawmakers, efforts to preserve land around military bases, insights from brain research and much more.

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