Publications Featuring Legislative Leaders
From State Legislatures magazine.
Five former leaders, Mike Feeley, Colorado; Bob Garton, Indiana; Roger Moe, Minnesota; Art Hamilton, Arizona; Walter Freed, Vermont; and Joann Davidson, Ohio, reflect on what's changed in state legislatures since they were there. (January 2007)
State Legislatures gathered a group of leaders to talk about the challenges that the global economy and immigration pose against a backdrop of federal mandates, the loss of institutional memory, and a decline in decorum and ethics. Here's what they had to say. (July/August 2006)
The Michigan Leadership Program makes it easier for state lawmakers to have good relationships with members on the other side of the aisle. (February 2006)
State Legislatures magazine gathered a group of legislative leaders to talk about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Here's what they had to say. (January 2006)
These are difficult times for lawmakers. The economy for the past three years has caused severe budget shortfalls. Health care costs continue to rise; education money is scarce and it's exacerbated by the No Child Left Behind Act. Public colleges and universities are struggling to maintain affordability as state aid is cut. Manufacturing jobs are being lost; other jobs are moving. Legislators are criticized by a skeptical press and a disengaged public. Five legislative leaders met in Washington, D.C., recently with Ed Fouhy, executive director of the Pew Center on the States, to talk about life on the job and this new legislative reality. (July/August 2004)
State Legislatures magazine gathered a group of legislative leaders to talk about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the 2004 session. Recognizing that almost all states are struggling with weak economies, health care, education and myriad other issues, we asked the leaders how these challenges are affecting their states and legislatures. Are they seeing fundamental changes? Here’s what they had to say. (January 2004)