VOLUME 41, No. 4
THE WRITE STUFF
By Mark Wolf
Despite the rigors of lawmaking, some legislators manage to find the time to write a book, or two, or three.
SUPREME COURT WATCH
By Lisa Soronen
Redistricting commissions and federal health care exchanges are the focus of two important cases now in the hands of Supreme Court justices.
By Meghan McCann
States are finding better ways to ensure foster children’s personal information follows them through the system, and is updated and comprehensive.
FOR THE CIVIC GOOD
By Jane Hoback
The level of civics knowledge among most Americans is nothing to write home about.
15 WEBSITE IDEAS WORTH STEALING
By Pam Greenberg
Here are some innovations that will have you shaking your head and saying, “I should have thought of that.”
Q and A with Wesley Clark, former supreme allied commander of NATO forces
THE FINAL WORD
Peggy Kerns, on what she’s learned in 16 years as director of NCSL’s Center for Ethics in Government, and what retirement might look like
SHORT TAKES ON NCSL NEWS