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Everything's on the table: selling buildings, turning to private business, cutting the size of the legislature and even taking away cellphones are all ideas for states desperate to cut costs. Oct 1, 2011 2697
The great divided: lawmakers who once prided themselves on working across the aisle find the statehouse turning deeply partisan. Feb 1, 2011 1862
The common good? The debate over common core standards for K-12 education is heating up. Sep 1, 2010 2801
Tarnished image: capitols, a symbol of democracy, have lost some of their luster, but renovations started in better times are now often a budget burden. Jul 1, 2010 2104
A good, hard look: rigorous review of how state government operates is gaining ground in legislatures. Cover story Feb 1, 2010 1276
New wave: the emerging generation of legislative staff leaders may change and challenge the way legislatures do business. Feb 1, 2010 2396
Education reset: the next version of No Child Left Behind is not going to happen without state lawmakers demanding a bigger say. Cover story Sep 1, 2009 2437
It's different at the top: leadership in the statehouse has seen plenty of changes in race, gender and religious background. Jul 1, 2009 1184
The granite state's new, softer look: even the women who planned to take the majority in the New Hampshire Senate were surprised by the outcome. Jul 1, 2009 1260
Maine's main women: the success of the state's two top leaders may have more to do with voters' independent streak than it does with gender politics. Jul 1, 2009 1194
High cost of safe sports: medical help to avert student sports tragedies is an expensive problem law makers are trying to solve. Jul 1, 2009 1654
The big squeeze: faced with dwindling funding, state colleges and universities are trying to come up with their own solutions to budget challenges. Cover story May 1, 2009 1869
Reliable research: nonpartisan legislative service bureaus keep lawmakers informed--and offer a little historic perspective, too. Feb 1, 2009 2092
Three years later: after the devastation of Katrina, Gulf-state lawmakers are optimistic but sobered by the work that remains. Dec 1, 2008 2420
Taking on toys: States are charging ahead with new regulations on children's products even as the president takes action and industry cries foul. Oct 1, 2008 2764
Cease-fire on the umpire! Lawmakers want to protect sports officials from aggressive parents and fans. Jun 1, 2008 1325
Cold shoulder for coal: concerns about the environment have stopped the building of new coal-tired power plants. But what will take their place? Apr 1, 2008 2540
Hot water: states need water like never before, which creates competition but also cooperation. Mar 1, 2008 2115
High speed to the Hinterlands: getting high-speed Internet to the remaining 6 percent of the population that lacks it takes a concerted effort. Jan 1, 2008 2541
Statehouse security: making our capitols safe requires a balance between security measures and easy access. Jan 1, 2008 2265
Who should command the National Guard? The National Guard has traditionally been under the control of the states. Section 1076 of the 2007 Defense Authorization Act change that, concerning many. Cover story Sep 1, 2007 2553
Attention to invention: helping entrepreneurs get their inventions to market can be a great economic development tool. Jun 1, 2007 1523
Rebuilding the Gulf Coast: the high rates of property insurance in the post-Katrina era has made rebuilding difficult. May 1, 2007 2250
Going paperless: there may never be a completely electronic legislature, but some are getting close. Mar 1, 2007 2363
The battle against base closures: state lawmakers were prepared to fight the most recent round of recommended closings of military bases. Feb 1, 2007 2488
Immigration--left to the states: with so many states seeing increases in immigrants, the issue of how to deal with them has fallen at the feet of state lawmakers. Oct 1, 2006 2690
Hurricane heroes: a crisis can bring people together. For state legislative leaders, Katrina did just that. Jul 1, 2006 2165
Driving under experienced: teens have the highest crash rates of any group, prompting legislation to help protect them. Jun 1, 2006 2240
A new role for coal. Mar 1, 2006 2507
Eminent domain--for the greater good? The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. New London has prompted states to look at their own eminent domain practices. Jan 1, 2006 2521
RFID: promise or peril? It may be easier than ever to track information, but it is causing concerns over privacy and civil liberties. Dec 1, 2005 2565
Trade rules gamble with state laws: the WTO ruling on Internet gambling seems to favor the states, but some fear it also left the door open for another challenge in the future. Oct 1, 2005 2485
The meth menace: battling the fast-paced spread of methamphetamine may mean attacking it from several fronts. May 1, 2005 3008
Drinking too much, too young: trying to find an answer to the persistent habit of binge drinking among young people vexes the nation's policymakers. Apr 1, 2005 2874
Building green: states are getting involved in making new and old buildings energy efficient. Apr 1, 2005 1751
How secure is the safety net? The future of the nation's community health care centers and public hospitals is grave. Cover Story Mar 1, 2005 2366
Foiling I.D. thieves: identity theft is on the rise, and states are looking for ways to secure their citizens' vital records. Oct 1, 2004 3076
The roar over credit scores: insurance companies love credit scoring, but consumer groups question who benefits from them. Legislators are looking at restrictions. Oct 1, 2004 2090
Coverage conundrum: the challenge of rising state employee health insurance costs is hitting states hard. Jul 1, 2004 2360
Take your pick education: giving parents choices for their children's education is all the rage. But some worry that it may be too much of a good thing. Mar 1, 2004 2231
The great hydrogen hope: clean burning hydrogen has a great deal of potential to help reduce U.S. reliance on fossil fuels. But there are significant barriers to surmount--cost, technology and safety. Feb 1, 2004 1630
Citizens in training: young people don't care much about government. But some groups are out to change that. Jul 1, 2003 3963
Cyber terrorism: no longer fiction; the threat of cyber terrorism became much more real after Sept. 11. Here's how states are trying to reduce the risks. May 1, 2003 3158
States will miss TEA-21: the federal transportation act has poured billions of dollars into highway, transit and alternative modes of travel projects. What should its reauthorization look like? Mar 1, 2003 2969
The doctors' big squeeze: huge increases in medical malpractice insurance rates are driving doctors out of business. What's the answer? Dec 1, 2002 3217
Leaving prison once and for all: Helping ex-prisoners successfully return to society can greatly improve their chances of staying out of trouble. Apr 1, 2002 4083
The war on drug--prices: States are taking up the fight to reduce prescription drug costs. Mar 1, 2002 5128
Maverick medicine: Since Western medics discovered the benefits of acupuncture and other Chinese healing methods, lawmakers have had a tough time fitting it all into the traditional model. Brief Article Feb 1, 2002 3464
100 Years of Information. Sep 1, 2001 2634
Public Internet/Private Lives. Feb 1, 2001 2892
Taking the Pulse of Public Health. Jan 1, 2001 2950
Keeping Our Capitols Secure. Jan 1, 2001 3009
Watching Out for the Mentally Ill. Dec 1, 2000 2236
Legislative Staff Face the Future. Jul 1, 2000 2097
Challenges of a New Century. Jan 1, 2000 3199
Enter the new breed. Jul 1, 1999 2342
More news, less coverage? Cover Story Jun 1, 1999 2992
Identity crisis in the information age. Mar 1, 1999 2856
Applause, sweet applause. Jul 1, 1998 2919
The clamor of the brave new world. May 1, 1998 4869
Montana - banker to the world? Apr 1, 1998 3560
Hooked on high-tech lawmaking. Cover Story Apr 1, 1997 3212
Keeping it all moving. Feb 1, 1997 3106
The compleat politician. Cover Story Jun 1, 1996 1493
Sensibly stonewalling the press. Jun 1, 1996 579
Lobbyists as outlaws. Jan 1, 1996 3405
What's tough enough. Dec 1, 1995 2355
Contentious conference. Jul 1, 1995 5361
A whole new government world. Apr 1, 1995 2863
Basic training for Congress. Jul 1, 1994 4308
The South's growing pains. Aug 1, 1993 3581

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