Table of Contents | State Legislatures Magazine | March 2017

3/1/2017

VOLUME 43, No. 3

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March 2017 State Legislatures cover

WEAPONS TO WILDLIFE
By Mindy Bridges 
Restoring former nuclear weapons production sites offers nearby towns and tribes new opportunities.

UNRAVELING REGULATIONS
By Lisa Soronen
The president and Congress are targeting regulations, but the Supreme Court may have the final word.

GETTING THE LEAD OUT
By Doug Farquhar
The metal that fueled the Industrial Revolution remains a danger to millions.

 

DEPARTMENTS

SHORT TAKES ON NCSL NEWS

Connections, support, expertise and ideas from NCSL

STATESTATS

Scoping out health care worker shortages

TOOLBOX

Tools for Your Tote Bag: With the right equipment, every legislator can be effective. We’ve got you covered. 

NEWSMAKERS | WHAT LAWMAKERS ARE DOING AND SAYING

A look at who’s making news under the domes

TRENDS IN STATE POLICY NEWS

The latest on English learners, aid-in-dying laws, the human trafficking hotline, job help for ex-offenders and computer coding classes for high-schoolers

STATELINE | LEGISLATIVE NEWS IN BRIEF

Newsy tidbits from across the county: reining in hunting dogs in Virginia, cracking down on protesters in Minnesota, seeing the virtual future in Washington and protecting a “strategic partner” in Michigan

NCSL IN D.C.

The policy priorities that will guide NCSL’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and before the administration in 2017

WHAT STAFF KNOW

Their duties vary by state and chamber, but chiefs of staff are jacks-of-all-legislative-trades.

THE FINAL WORD

Kentucky House Speaker JEFF HOOVER

“I do not ever want to lose sight of how it was in the minority.”