Table of Contents | October-November 2014

10/1/2014

VOLUME 40, No. 9

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Features

October/November 2014 SL CoverALL IN!
By Morgan Cullen and Tim Storey
With a dysfunctional federal government, states are where the action is, making for high stakes in legislative races.

BALLOT FATIGUE
By Wendy Underhill
Voters have a slew of ballot questions to answer, but not as many as in previous years.

THE PRIMARY PUZZLE
By Louis Jacobson
In this era of ideological extremes and intense partisanship, what role do primaries play in shaping election results?

ART SMART
By Sara Shelton
Art classes often aren’t schools’ top priority, yet research suggests perhaps they should be.

FOUR DECADES STRONG: THE 1990s
Over the past 40 years, NCSL has achieved an impressive record of lobbying successes.

SNAPSHOTS FROM THE LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT

Departments

FOR THE RECORD

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

PEOPLE AND POLITICS

POINT OF ORDER

STATELINE

STATESTATS

TRENDS AND TRANSITIONS