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State Legislatures Magazine

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Covid-19: Darkened aerial view of New York City with the words, "I've never seen anything like this."

Read the May/June E-Magazine

To bring you the latest on how COVID-19 is affecting the states, we are offering this issue of State Legislatures magazine in digital-only format.

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States Respond to COVID-19

The coronavirus has redefined what consitutes an emergency and changed how legislatures do business.

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MAGAZINE

State Legislatures Magazine

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Newsmakers

A retiring Louisiana lawmaker is the last elective officeholder in a family line the started with Huey P. Long, plus the latest leadership changes.

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Workers Fit for the Future

As the way we work evolves, states hope to boost their economies by making the most of technological advances, teleworking and gig jobs.

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Trends

Next Generation 911, pandemic price gougers, public pensions and ways to make the most of the federal Family First child welfare law.

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Back Issues

Links to the table of contents of every issue of State Legislatures magazine through January 2013.

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The Freshman Class

We ask freshman lawmakers to reflect on what they've learned during their first terms in office.

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Legislative Staff Snapshots

Q&A’s with staffers, who tell us about their jobs and why they went to work in the legislature.

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Volume 46, No. 3 | Download the Magazine

STORIES

Cover Story: Legislatures Respond
to COVID-19

The coronavirus has redefined what
constitutes an emergency and changed
how legislatures do business.

Double Duty for Legislators
With Health Care Day Jobs

Legislators who are also health care
professionals are serving on two
fronts these days.

Pandemic Leads to 'Infodemic'
Lawmakers can combat misinformation
with facts.

Voting After the Virus
Elections may never be the same following the COVID-19.

Policy Impacts of COVID-19
The widespread impact of the coronavirus
has been remarkable. 

No News Is Bad News
Fading local news coverage leaves
the public uninformed.

Coronavirus: A Timeline
 

Workers Fit for the Future
States are helping workers evolve
with technology.

LEGISLATIVE STAFF WEEK

Welcome: NCSL Staff Chair Martha Wigton

Focus: Staff Have a Right to Political Expression

Profiles: Meet 6 Legislative Staffers

Toolbox: Mindset Matters in Tough Times

DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor

From the Director

Newsmakers
The latest in leadership changes and more.

NCSL on the Hill
The latest from the nation's capital.

Trends
911 emergency call system, public pensions hit hard, pandemic price gougers and more.

StateStats
States got more than a rainy day with COVID-19.

Stateline
The lighter side of legislative news.

The Final Word
Meet Maine Senate President Troy Jackson.