Table of Contents | State Legislatures Magazine | March-April 2019


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Back From the Brink
Revenue performance is rock solid as states
climb out of the Great Recession’s abyss.
By Savannah Gilmore and Erica MacKellar

Eyes in the Sky
New uses for drones arise almost daily, along with concerns about privacy. Here are two views on the states' role in regulating drone operations.
Reggie Govan, former FAA chief counsel Doug Johnson, Consumer Technology Association

Piece by Piece
There’s still time to learn the basics of
redistricting before you tackle the really tough stuff.
By Christi Zamarripa

What I Wish I Knew
Veteran lawmakers tell us what they wish someone had told them when they were new to the job. With Illinois Senator and current NCSL President Toi Hutchinson (D); Utah Senator and former NCSL President Curt Bramble (R); former Indiana Senate Pro Tem David Long (R); and former New Hampshire House Speaker and NCSL President Terie Norelli (D).


Electric scooters, food safety, probation reform, foster parents and more

On the Same Page
Montanans who aren't afraid to watch sausage being made

A smart, sometimes funny, take on legislative news from across the country

An integrity self-test for leaders

The lives lawmakers led before landing in the legislature

U.S. military veterans: America's invisible army

Who’s making news under the domes

Ethics: Yes, No, Maybe So
What can public officials do about social media trolls?

The Final Word
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen