VOLUME 44, No. 7
FEDERALISM FORGES ON
By Max Behlke and Julie Lays
When considering where American federalism is today, it’s helpful to remember where it started
SUPREME COURT HANDS FEDERALISM A VICTORY
By William T. Pound
The South Dakota v. Wayfair ruling expands states’ ability to collect sales taxes.
A TEAM OF THEIR OWN
By John Mahoney Independents and third-party legislators are succeeding by staying outside of party lines.
FINDING COMMON GROUND
By Ben Erwin
Legislators are working across the aisle to find ways to ensure that students and staff are safe while at school.
PATHWAY TO PUBLIC SERVICE
By Holly South
Legislative internships have launched many on their political journeys.
TOOLS FOR YOUR TOTE BAG
Every legislator can be effective. It just takes the right equipment. NCSL can help.
By Kae Warnock
Workers made an interesting discovery while renovating Wyoming’s Capitol.
POWER IN THE BANK
By Daniel Shea
Energy storage could flip the script on how electricity is managed.
HOW TO RUN A BETTER ELECTION
By Patrick Potyondy
Five things election officials want you to know.
TECHNOLOGY TESTS TRANSPARENCY
By Pam Greenberg
New apps and sophisticated, high-volume public records requests are straining state sunshine laws.
WHEN RULES AREN'T ENOUGH
By Brenda Erickson
To be effective, you need to know—and play by—established parliamentary procedures.
SHORT TAKES ON NCSL NEWS
STRATEGIES FOR RESOLVING CONFLICT
LEGISLATIVE STAFF AWARDS
TRENDS IN STATE POLICY NEWS
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.
STATELINE | LEGISLATIVE NEWS IN BRIEF
WHAT STAFF KNOW
YES, NO, MAYBE SO
THE FINAL WORD