Table of Contents | July/August 2015

7/27/2015

VOLUME 41, No. 7

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Features

FRACTURED FISCAL TALES
By Erica Mackeller and Arturo Pèrez
Although most states have avoided budget shortfalls, others face surprising new spending pressures.

THE GLASS DOME
By Katie Fischer Ziegler
Women lawmakers have struggled to gain more than a quarter of all legislative seats.

SENTINEL LANDSCAPES
By Jennifer Schultz
A new partnership aims to preserve the land around military bases.

THIS LAND IS WHOSE LAND?
By Kevin Frazzini
In a renewed effort to control federal lands an alternative path has emerged.

MIND FULL
By Jaime Rall
Recent brain research offers intriguing insights into leadership and decision-making.

FROM BRAILLE TO YALE
A Q and A with Washington Senator Cyrus Habib

140 CHARACTERS OF NEWS
By Suzanne Weiss
At statehouses, the press corps continues to shrink and change in unexpected ways and with uncertain consequences.

IGNORANCE OR OVERLOAD?
By Wendy Underhill
Low turnout at the polls has officials asking whether voters have the information they need to cast smart ballots.

THE FINAL WORD
A Q and A with California Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins.

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