State Legislatures

VOLUME 39, No. 5 | May 2013

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NUCLEAR WASTE: ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE
By Scott Hendrick and Claire Lewis
States confront the challenges of what do with growing amounts of nuclear waste.

Online: NCSL Webpage on the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future

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NO LINES ONLINE
By Wendy Underhill
More states are offering voters the convenience of registering online because it’s cheap, easy and increasingly secure.

Video: Computer security expert J. Alex Halderman talks about security for online voter registration. 

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LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK
By Douglas Shinkle
States and cities are finding ways to meet the growing demand for rapid transit and rider-friendly communities.

Online: Learn more about transit at NCSL's Transportation Program.

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THESE UNIFIED STATES
By Karl Kurtz
The country’s highly polarized politics has significant repercussions for state governments.

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MORTGAGE RULES REMODELED
By Heather Morton
Homebuyers will see broad new protections when state and federal reforms take effect in January.

Online: Learn more about legislation proposed this year dealing with foreclosures.

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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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