Table of Contents | June 2015

6/1/2015

VOLUME 41, No. 6

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Features

June 2015 cover of State Legislatures magazineTHE HISPANIC DYNAMIC
By Louis Jacobson
How will the rapidly growing Latino population affect politics and policy? 

POWDERED PROHIBITION
By Heather Morton
The federal government has approved powdered alcohol, but state lawmakers continue to question whether it’s safe and too easily misused.

THREE-TIER CHEERS!
By Heather Morton
States are calling the shots when it comes to regulating alcohol producers, distributors and retailers.

ECONOMIES OF SHALE
By Kristy Hartman
Hydraulic fracturing has unlocked huge amounts of oil and gas, helping boost state economies even as it generates environmental and public health concerns.

ON RECORD
Q & A with Russell Gold, reporter and author, on fracturing.

THE FINAL WORD
An interview with Lore Christopher, director, Oregon Legislative Human Resources.

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