State Legislatures Table of Contents | February 2014

2/1/2014

VOLUME 40, No. 2

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Features

Feb 2014 SL Cover40 YEARS
By Karl Kurtz
Four Decades Strong: The 1970s

HIGHER ED-ACHES
By Suzanne Weiss
States are searching for ways to control the ever-increasing costs of a college education.

PREDICTING PRE-TRIAL SUCCESS
By Donna Lyons
Criminal justice policy is using science to predict risk, helping courts make decisions about the conditions of pretrial release.

THE NEW ENERGY REVOLUTION
By Glen Andersen
Disruptive technologies—from micro-grids to low-cost solar panels—are transforming the electric system.

WHERE ARE THE JOBS?
By Louis Jacobson
Lawmakers are finding ways to promote the conditions necessary for future job growth.

PROVE IT
By Catherine S. Renault and Kenneth E. Poole
States offer many incentives to promote economic development, yet seldom evaluate their effectiveness.

Departments

POINT OF ORDER

PEOPLE AND POLITICS

STATELINES

STATESTATS

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

TRENDS AND TRANSITIONS