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State Legislatures Magazine

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Living to 100

The centenarians are coming. Is your state ready for them?

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Redistricting 2021

10 things you need to know before drawing next year's maps.

MAGAZINE

State Legislatures Magazine

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Do Preschool Expulsions Need a Timeout?

Lawmakers voice concern about the long-term effects of suspensions and expulsions.

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Debating the Electoral College

For some, it’s an essential legacy of the founders’ vision. For others, it’s a relic enabling a tyranny of the minority.

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Trends

Electric scooter laws, teens and vaping, minimal minimum wage gains, health and affordable housing, rape kit backlogs and corporate tax incentives.

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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 46, No. 2 | Download the Magazine

STORIES

Health and Aging | Living to 100
Building a world where people thrive
as they age requires a whole new
was of thinking.

Redistricting | 10 Things You Need 
to Know Before Drawing Next
Year's Maps

When the census data is released
in March 2020, it will be go-time for
redistricters. Are you ready?

Elections and Voting | Debating
the Electoral College

For some, it’s an essential legacy of the
founders’ vision. For others, it’s a relic
enabling a tyranny of the minority.

Early Learning | Do Preschool
Expulsions Need a Timeout?

Lawmakers voice concern about the
long-term effects of suspensions and
expulsions.

DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor

From the Director

Newsmakers
A former lawmaker at the Oscars, plus the latest leadership changes from across the nation and the territories

NCSL on the Hill
Recent D.C. Fly-Ins, federal highway funding, National Guard support and more from the capital

Trends
Coronavirus, electric scooter laws, teens and vaping, minimum wage gains, affordable housing, rape kit backlogs and corporate tax incentives

Innovations
How Indiana’s technology services office recruits and retains top IT staffers

Stateline
The brighter side of legislative news

StateStats
An update on school safety laws

The Final Word
Meet Florida Senate President Bill Galvano