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State Legislatures Magazine

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On Shaky Ground

Urgent infrastructure needs are straining public resources. We examine the policies, planning frameworks and new funding approaches states are using to improve infrastructure systems in four vital areas.

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Hands Off the Data

California’s new data protection law gives consumers greater control over their information.

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MAGAZINE

State Legislatures Magazine

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Let's Robocall It Off

Technology and new state laws are helping consumers put a stop to unwanted phone calls.

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Illinois Senator Napoleon Harris

Backstories

Profiles of three legislators and the journeys they took to the statehouse. 

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Stateline

The brighter side of legislative news.

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Past Issues

Looking for a previous issue? Find links to the table of contents of each issue of State Legislatures magazine back through January 2013.

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Freshman Class | Online Only

We asked some freshman legislators to reflect on what they've learned so far during their first term in office.

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Staff Snapshots | Online Only

We're asking legislative staff to tell us about their jobs and why they went to work in the legislature in this series of interviews.

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Volume 45, No. 6 | Download the Magazine

STORIES

On Shaky Ground
Urgent infrastructure needs are straining public resources. We examine the policies, planning frameworks and new funding approaches states
are using to improve infrastructure systems
in four vital areas.

Hands Off the Data
California’s new data protection law gives
consumers greater control over their information.

Let's Robocall It Off
Technology and new state laws are helping consumers put a stop to unwanted phone calls.

DEPARTMENTS

From the Editors
States are taking the lead in maintaining the nation’s infrastructure.

Trends
Elections analysis, pension funds and divestment, PANDAS awareness, non-degree certificates, book review, childhood obesity

Stateline
The brighter side of legislative news

Backstories
Illinois Senator Napoleon Harris, Missouri Senator Wayne Wallingford and Georgia Representative Robert Lee Dickey

Toolbox
Five questions to ask when someone offers an evidence-based policy idea

Innovations
Lawmakers step up efforts to fight sexual harrassment.

StateStats
Death rates from suicide and drug overdose climb, even as rates of health coverage stall.

Newsmakers
What’s happening under the domes

Ethics: Yes, No, Maybe So
The ethics of paying for constituent testimony

The Final Word
Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield