State Legislatures

VOLUME 39, No. 4 | April 2013

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FIGHTING MEDICAID FRAUD
By Megan Comlossy
States are sniffing out Medicaid swindlers and saving a lot of money.

Online: Watch NCSL’s webinar on state efforts to eliminate Medicaid fraud and learn more on the topic at this NCSL resource document.

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KIDS ARE NOT ADULTS
By Sarah Brown
Brain research is providing new insights into what drives teenage behavior, moving lawmakers to rethink policies that treat them like adults.

Online: Use NCSL’s juvenile justice bill-tracking database.

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A HEALTHY PROFIT
By Melissa Hansen and Heather Morton
A new kind of business is redefining the private role in addressing social problems.

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APP-LOSION
By Pam Greenberg
Smartphones and apps are proliferating and getting smarter and smarter. Do they know too much?

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THEN AND NOW

Find out where our statehouse photo comes from this month.

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STATESTATS

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TRENDS AND TRANSITIONS

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STATELINE

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PEOPLE

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE

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BOOK REVIEW

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FOR THE RECORD: JACK ABRAMOFF

Online: Listen to the complete interview with Jack Abramoff.