Table of Contents | December 2014

12/1/2014

VOLUME 40, No. 10

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Features

December 2014 SL CoverSCALING NEW HEIGHTS
By Tim Storey
Republicans reached historic highs following this year’s elections.

MEASURE BY MEASURE
By Wendy Underhill
Voters gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up to many ballot measures, from marijuana legalization to minimum wage hikes.

RIDING BY THE RULES
By Doug Shinkle
The astonishing growth of ridesharing networks has policymakers asking how to ensure the road ahead is not only safe, but fair.

PATENT TROLLS' HEFTY TOLLS
By Jonathan Griffin
Lawmakers target shell companies that threaten small businesses with bogus claims of patent violations.

CHEMICAL QUANDARY
By Doug Farquhar
Chemicals are essential to our way of life, but who’s ensuring their safe use?

TRIBUTE
Retirement salute to Karl Kurtz, NCSL legend and legislative scholar.

40 YEARS STRONG
A glance back on the first decade of the new millennium.

Departments

FOR THE RECORD

PEOPLE AND POLITICS

POINT OF ORDER

STATELINE

STATESTATS

TRENDS AND TRANSITIONS