State Legislatures Table of Contents | March 2014

3/1/2014

VOLUME 40, No. 3

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Features

March 2014 SL CoverMAXIMUM DIVIDE ON MINIMUM WAGE
By Jeanne Mejeur
Studies abound on the minimum wage, but the conclusions drawn vary greatly.

STATE INNOVATORS
By Martha King
Many of the elements in the Affordable Care Act were developed and already being used in the states.

A LOOK BACK
By Tricia Simmons
Several examples from history illustrate how an innovative idea from a state can sweep the nation.

REAL ID IS FOR REAL
By Molly Ramsdell
The federal government has begun to phase in enforcement of standards on state-issued driver’s licenses.

PARTNERS IN POWER
By Jocelyn Durkay
The United States’ long energy relationship with Canada runs deep and wide.

DELIVERING GOOD NEWS
By Megan Comlossy
The U.S. teen birth rate has fallen by over half in the last two decades, but it’s still higher than desirable.

40 YEARS STRONG
The trials, trends and topics of '75

Departments

FOR THE RECORD

POINT OF ORDER

PEOPLE AND POLITICS

STATELINE

STATESTATS

TRENDS AND TRANSITIONS