State Legislatures

VOLUME 37, No. 3 | March 2011

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A SPECIAL REPORT: IMMIGRATION AND THE STATES


SEEKING SOLUTIONS
By Alan Greenblatt
Can Utah’s approach to immigration offer a way forward for other states?

ARIZONA BULLDOG
By Matt Bunk and Evan Wyloge
Senator Russell Pearce has become the champion of strict immigration legislation in Arizona.

IMMIGRATION FRUSTRATION
By Jim Small
Arizona’s controversial immigration legislation has deep roots.

Online: Learn more about state laws related to immigrants and immigration, and Arizona’s controversial 2010 legislation.

Online: Find out more about NCSL's Task Force on Immigration and the States.

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CAPTURING CO2
By Glen Andersen
Advances in technology could make ‘clean coal’ a reality, but will we make the investment?

Online: Read more about clean coal and see a list of resources.

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RUNNING OUT OF GAS
By James B. Reed and Jaime Rall
The fuel tax no longer covers the cost of maintaining and improving roads and bridges.

Online:  State lawmakers talk about the challenges of transportation funding.

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FEDERAL HEALTH CARE REFORM: ONE YEAR LATER
By Martha P. King
States have moved ahead despite uncertainty, risks and opposition.

Online: Learn more about steps states have taken to comply with federal health reform.

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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

Online: Learn more about purchasing Savings Bonds with tax refunds. 

Online: See a collection of documents about legislator compensation.

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STATELINE

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PEOPLE