Contents | State Legislatures Magazine | November-December 2019

12/9/2019

Volume 45, No. 6 | Download the Magazine

STORIES

The Infrastructure Issue | On Shaky Ground
Urgent infrastructure needs are straining public resources. We examine the policies, planning frameworks and new funding approaches states are using to improve infrastructure systems in four vital areas.

Internet Privacy | Hands Off the Data
California’s new data protection law gives
consumers greater control over their information.

Telecommunications | Let's Robocall It Off
Technology and new state laws are helping consumers put a stop to unwanted phone calls.

DEPARTMENTS

From the Editors
States are taking the lead in maintaining the nation’s infrastructure.

Trends
Elections analysis, pension funds and divestment, PANDAS awareness, non-degree certificates, book review, childhood obesity

Stateline
The brighter side of legislative news

Backstories
Illinois Senator Napoleon Harris, Missouri Senator Wayne Wallingford and Georgia Representative Robert Lee Dickey

Toolbox
Five questions to ask when someone offers an evidence-based policy idea

Innovations
Lawmakers step up efforts to fight sexual harrassment

StateStats
Death rates from suicide and drug overdose climb, even as rates of health coverage stall.

Newsmakers
What’s happening under the domes

Ethics: Yes, No, Maybe So
The ethics of paying for constituent testimony

The Final Word
Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield