State Legislatures Table of Contents | May 2014

5/1/2014

VOLUME 40, No. 5

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Features

May 2014 SL CoverREINVENTING MICHIGAN
By Suzanne Weiss
As the nation began descending into economic crisis in early 2008, no state was falling faster or further than Michigan.

ROCA: A ROCK FOR THE AT-RISK
By Sarah Alice Brown and Anne Teigen
A program in Massachusetts is successfully transforming the lives of the most troubled young men. 

UP IN SMOKE
By Erica Michel
Controlling the destruction caused by wildfires is a hot issue in the West.

RURAL LEGISLATORS DIG IN
By Mark Wolf
As farming communities dry up, so does their influence in statehouses, pushing rural lawmakers to ask: ‘What’s more important than food?’

40 YEARS STRONG
A Lawmaker: Then and Now.

Departments

POINT OF ORDER

PEOPLE AND POLITICS

STATELINE

STATESTATS

TRENDS AND TRANSITIONS