VOLUME 43, No. 3
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?
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.
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
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.
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.”