Table of Contents | State Legislatures Magazine | June 2017

6/1/2017

VOLUME 43, No. 6

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June 2017 State Legislatures cover(UN)READY FOR RETIREMENT
By Anna Petrini 
States face a costly future if their citizens fail to save enough for retirement.

BEHIND BARS, BEHIND IN PAYMENTS
By Jane Hoback
For parents in prison, unpaid child support bills can become a crushing debt.

FACTS BEFORE FUNDING
By Allison Hiltz
Evidence-based policymaking can arm lawmakers with information about what works.

NEW MEXICO'S VETO WAR
By Dan McKay
The battle over the budget reaches new heights in the Land of Enchantment.

DEPARTMENTS

SHORT TAKES ON NCSL NEWS

Connections, support, expertise and ideas from NCSL.

STATESTATS

Understanding the basics of Medicaid.

NEWSMAKERS | WHAT LAWMAKERS ARE DOING AND SAYING

A look at who’s making news under the domes.

TRENDS IN STATE POLICY NEWS

Small-scale nuclear reactors, aging at home and the war on opioid addiction.

STATELINE | LEGISLATIVE NEWS IN BRIEF

From George Washington’s distillery to sunscreen in schools and more.

OPINION

Some thoughts on Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’s contentious confirmation process. 

THE FINAL WORD

Meet Hawaii House Speaker Emeritus JOSEPH SOUKI

"Listen first and then ask questions ... compromise at times if need be."