Table of Contents | State Legislatures Magazine | February 2017

2/1/2017

VOLUME 43, No. 3

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FEATURES

February 2017 State Legislatures cover

COSTLY CURES
By Michael Booth 
Effective but very expensive drugs are forcing state Medicaid directors to make some tough decisions.

A ROCKY ROAD
By Scott Rodd
How can we afford to fix our aging highways and bridges?

BACK STORIES
By Duranya Freeman
Not all lawmakers are lawyers or business people. Here are three who charted unusual courses to the statehouse.

A FAVORABLE FISCAL FORECAST
By Erica MacKellar
Revenues are on target in more than half the states and D.C.

DEPARTMENTS

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

NCSL is committed to your success as lawmakers, and we will support your efforts in every way we can. This is your organization.

SHORT TAKES ON NCSL NEWS

Connections, support, expertise and ideas from NCSL

STATESTATS

The Ins and Outs of Exports: As Congress and the administration debate the merits of current and future trade agreements, here’s a snapshot of each state’s top manufactured export. Map of the U.S.

NEWSMAKERS | WHAT LAWMAKERS ARE DOING AND SAYING

A look at who’s making new under the domes

TRENDS IN STATE POLICY NEWS

Legislative action on school choice, financial crimes against the elderly and tools to encourage financial independence

STATELINE | LEGISLATIVE NEWS IN BRIEF

Find out which state is the healthiest, which is the fastest growing and which is the latest to have a group of residents wanting to secede.

ETHICS 101 | YES, NO, MAYBE SO

This month’s ethics question for state lawmakers: How do you avoid conflicts of interest?

THE FINAL WORD

Meet North Carolina Senate Minority Leader and NCSL President DANIEL T. BLUE JR.

“NCSL creates this unique opportunity for folks from different backgrounds … to come together and have meaningful discourse.”