State Legislatures

VOLUME 39, No. 3 | March 2013

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DRIVING THE FUTURE
By Anne Teigen, Alice Wheet and Jaime Rall
Self-driving cars and smart phones that help you catch a bus are not as far-fetched as you may think.

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TESTING WHAT WORKS
By Nina Williams-Mbengue
Federal waivers give states the flexibility to discover what’s best for children in foster care.

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TABOR AT TWENTY
By Tim Hoover
Colorado’s well-known tax and spending measure is praised by some and criticized by others for its success at limiting government.

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WANTED: FOREIGN STUDENTS
By Suzanne Weiss
State colleges and universities are increasing their efforts to attract students from abroad.

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VOTING MATTERS
By Wendy Underhill
A group of experts has some advice on how to improve elections.

Online: read the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project report "Voting: What Has Changed, What Hasn't, & What Needs Improvement."

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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FOR THE RECORD: DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN