VOLUME 43, No. 3
WEAPONS TO WILDLIFE
By Mindy Bridges
Restoring former nuclear weapons production sites offers nearby towns and tribes new opportunities.
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.
SHORT TAKES ON NCSL NEWS
Connections, support, expertise and ideas from NCSL
Scoping out health care worker shortages
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.”