VOLUME 41, No. 9
PRESCHOOL IS FOR REAL
By Julie Poppe and Robyn Lipkowitz
Funding is up, as is enrollment, as states continue to invest in high-quality early childhood education to help kids succeed.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
By Kevin Pula
States take the wheel on transportation funding as Congress sputters along.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
By Suzanne Weiss
Legislative caucuses bring together like-minded lawmakers and help create ways to work across the political divide.
ON THE RECORD
A Q and A with Robert Gates, former defense secretary, CIA director and Eagle Scout.
THE FINAL WORD
A Q and A with NCSL's new staff chair, Karl Aro of Maryland.