State Legislatures

VOLUME 39, No. 2 | February 2013

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LEGALLY GREEN
By Suzanne Weiss
The nation is watching closely as Colorado and Washington put new pot laws in place.

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IT’S GO TIME FOR HEALTH EXCHANGES
By Martha Salazar
States have only a few months to get their health insurance exchanges up and running.

Online: NCSL's Health Reform page.

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THE POWER OF EFFICIENCY
By Glen Andersen
You may not notice it, yet it’s the nation’s most abundant energy resource.

Online: NCSL's Energy program has a variety of fodcuments dealing with energy efficiency.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
By Doug Farquhar
Salmonella and Listeria and E. coli—oh my!

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SHORT ANSWERS TO LONG LINES
By Wendy Underhill
Lawmakers are working now to improve voters’ experiences at the polls.

Video: Two experts—Doug Chapin of the University of Minnesota and Charles Stewart of MIT—discuss voting during the 2012 election.

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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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Q&A: WILLIAM POUND