Table of Contents | January 2015

1/1/2015

VOLUME 41, No. 1

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Features

Coverof State Legislatures magazine January 2015WHAT'S HOT FOR 2015
By Julie Lays
Lawmakers have a slew of hot issues to juggle as sessions rev up around the country this month.

ON THE ROAD (AND BRIDGE) AGAIN
By James B. Reed
In this era of declining revenues, more states are turning to the private sector to complete transportation projects.

VAPORIZED
By Mandy Rafool
With cigarette sales down and e-cigarettes hot, lawmakers find themselves in a bit of a revenue quagmire.

FILLING THE GAP
By Suzanne Weiss
After years of spending cuts to mental health programs, lawmakers have begun to boost funding for the most effective approaches.

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
By William T. Pound
Why state legislators matter most.

ON RECORD
Q & A with Mary Matalin and James Carville

THE FINAL WORD
Nevada Senator and NCSL President Debbie Smith.

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