Table of Contents | State Legislatures Magazine | December 2017

11/20/2017

VOLUME 43, No. 10

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December 2017 State Legislatures coverCOMING TO AMERICA
By Ann Morse
Beyond the border battles, immigrants continue to take the oath of citizenship and integrate into American life.

CUT, COLOR AND CHARDONNAY?
By Heather Morton
Some states are making it as easy to have a merlot with a massage as it is to have a beer at a football game.

KEEPING PACE
By Jocelyn Durkey
A clean-energy financing program for homeowners now has tougher consumer protections.

 

DEPARTMENTS

SPECIAL SECTION: LEGISLATIVE STAFF WEEK

SHORT TAKES ON NCSL NEWS
Connections, support, expertise and ideas from NCSL

STATESTATS
Hate groups find fertile ground in America.

NEWSMAKERS | WHO'S MAKING NEWS UNDER THE DOMES
The latest on leadership changes in statehouses across the nation and in the territories, with quotes from lawmakers

TRENDS IN STATE POLICY NEWS
Hurricanes leave troubled waters behind, another strategy to battle opioid abuse and the growth of food freedom laws 

STATELINE | LEGISLATIVE NEWS IN BRIEF
News in brief from across the country—from marauding mute swans in the Northeast to new sanctuary state laws in California and Illinois

THE FINAL WORD
Meet Oregon House Speaker TIina Kotek
“I would encourage everyone in legislatures across the country not to lose hope about the impact they can have on people’s lives.”