Table of Contents | State Legislatures Magazine | September-October 2018

9/21/2018

VOLUME 44, No. 8

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September-October 2018 State Legislatures coverA Wave or a Wash: Midterm Election Outcomes Will Depend on How Voters Feel About President Trump
By Tim Storey and Wendy Underhill

Something for Everyone: A Look at the Ballot Measure Awaiting Voters in November
By Patrick Potyondy

Drones Help Officials Investigate Crash Causes but Raise Privacy Concerns
By Jenni Bergal

The #MeToo Movement Has Lawmakers Looking for Ways to Halt Harassment in the Statehouse
By Jon Griffin

Town Hall Overhaul: It's Hard to Engage With Your Constituents When Everyone's Shouting
By Larry Schooler

NCSL's New Officers: Meet Toi Hutchinson and Jon Heining
By Kevin Frazzini

 

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DEPARTMENTS

SUMMIT WRAP-UP
Photos and highlights from NCSL’s 2018 Legislative Summit in Los Angeles.

TRENDS IN STATE POLICY NEWS
School leaders, big data, Medicare, state rainy day funds, Medicaid and school bus safety.

STATELINE | LEGISLATIVE NEWS IN BRIEF
The sometimes positive effects of negative political ads; covering firefighters diagnosed with cancer; child care at the legislature.

TOOLBOX
On Track to Office Success: Three tips for ensuring legislative staff offices run smoothly and risks are managed appropriately.

STATESTATS
Who Has the Best ‘Cyber Hygiene’? A new report identifies the states where residents’ risky online behaviors, like reusing passwords, make them unprepared to prevent and respond to cyberattacks.

NEWSMAKERS | WHO'S MAKING NEWS UNDER THE DOMES
The latest on leadership changes in statehouses across the nation and in the territories, with quotes from lawmakers.

INNOVATIONS
Building Better Data-Mining Tools: The award-winning work of Minnesota’s Legislative Geographic Information Systems Office.

YES, NO, MAYBE SO
This month’s ethics question: Is humility a vice or a virtue for elected leaders?

THE FINAL WORD
Meet Virginia House Speaker KIRK COX

“I really try, with every bill that I’m passionate about, to read everything I can about it. I have my staff come in and ask me every possible question.”

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