Table of Contents | September 2013

9/1/2013


VOLUME 39, No. 8

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Features

Sept 2013 cover SL MagazineQ&A: WHY NCSL?
Perspectives from NCSL officers.

RUNNING DRY
By Scott Hendrick and Larry Morandi
The arid West searches for ways to save the Colorado River, an over-tapped, endangered national treasure that helps feed the entire country.

GAME CHANGERS
By David Savage
Some high-profile Supreme Court cases this term chart a new course for gay rights and voting practices.

PILLARS OF THE STATEHOUSE
By Richard Cauchi and Holly Valverde
Legislative clerks and secretaries enforce the rules, record proceedings, and this year, celebrate the 70th anniversary of their professional staff network.

UNCOVERING HOSPITAL CHARGES
By Morgan Cullen
Hospitals are reporting their rates for various procedures to satisfy demand for more transparency in health care costs.

RX FOR DOCTOR SHORTAGE
By Kara Nett Hinkley
Expanding nurses’ range of duties is one way to address our nation’s shortage of doctors.

Departments

THEN AND NOW

Find out where our statehouse photo comes from this month.

STATESTATS

TRENDS AND TRANSITIONS

STATELINE

PEOPLE

FOR THE RECORD