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Last in a Long Line. May 1, 2020 160
LEADERS ON THE MOVE. May 1, 2020 285
A Lawmaker's Guide to Improving Outcomes for Kids. Williams-Mbengue, Nina May 1, 2020 1122
DOUBLEDUTY: Legislators who are also health care professionals are serving on two fronts these days. Weiss, Suzanne May 1, 2020 1084
Helping Lawmakers Cut Through the Data Clutter. Goodwin, Kristine May 1, 2020 437
The Final Word. Galvano, Bill Interview Mar 1, 2020 693
10 Things You Need to Know Before Drawing Next Year's Maps. Underhill, Wendy Mar 1, 2020 1352
Robin Vos. Householder, Stacy; Lays, Julie Sep 1, 2019 342
Keep Calm and Play Fetch. Sep 1, 2019 108
Jobs Back Home May Allow Part-Time Lawmakers to Serve. Brewer, Helen Sep 1, 2019 452
A 'Good Boy' Tennessee Lawmaker and His Mother Make Voting History. Lays, Julie Jul 1, 2019 401
Party Mix: In changing its House seating plan, Maine removes the aisle between Democrats and Republicans. Wolf, Mark Jul 1, 2019 584
Seating Plans as Varied as the States. Jul 1, 2019 289
HERE COMES GENERATION Z: Four fledgling state legislators, the youngest in the nation, talk about what they hope to accomplish. Weiss, Suzanne Jul 1, 2019 1712
Lawmakers Respond to Native Deaths, Disappearances. Brief article May 1, 2019 264
Preparing for Possible High Court Action on Roe. May 1, 2019 404
The Birth Privilege of Brian Sims. Finnerty, Bonnie May 1, 2019 563
Alabama Democratic State Rep's unforgiveable abortion comments: "You bring them into the world unwanted, unloved, then send them to the electric chair. So you kill them now or kill them later.". Andrusko, Dave May 1, 2019 616
Three pro-abortion responses to their inexcusable behavior. Andrusko, Dave May 1, 2019 683
Lawmakers Push to Make Historic Fort Wayne a National Park. Brief article May 1, 2019 112
Back in Action: Plenty of Hot Issues on Tap as New Session Begins. Fox, Jason Mar 1, 2019 721
HEAT AND GREET: Montana legislators literally make sausage in advance of session's start. Kennedy, Lesley Mar 1, 2019 564
In hirsute of a higher goal. Brief article Mar 1, 2019 114
Native legislators make gains. Brief article Mar 1, 2019 124
WHAT I WISH I KNEW: Veteran lawmakers tell us what they wish someone had told them when they were new to the job. Rose, Gene Discussion Mar 1, 2019 2551
Allen Farley. Weiss, Suzanne Interview Mar 1, 2019 645
Newsmakers. List Mar 1, 2019 493
What Can You Do About Social Media Trolls? Birdsong, Nicholas Column Mar 1, 2019 549
The Mormon Monarch of Michigan. Vann, Ray Biography Mar 1, 2019 2109
Va. Delegate Tran, Va. Gov. Northam, and the reality of fetal pain. Andrusko, Dave Feb 1, 2019 840
TOP TEN: These challenges will keep lawmakers busy as legislatures reconvene this year. Lays, Julie Jan 1, 2019 2781
New year, new jingle. Brief article Jan 1, 2019 145
5 Tips for Every New Lawmaker: Getting elected was hard work, but now the really hard part begins--representing your district. If you are one of the 1,500 brand-new lawmakers elected last fall, are you prepared? We compiled the following advice from several seasoned legislators. Jan 1, 2019 460
The Final Word. Andrade, Jane Carroll Interview Jan 1, 2019 714
NCSL Legislate Staff Week. Heining, Jon Nov 1, 2018 485
NEWSMAKERS. Nov 1, 2018 690
What about that second job? Birdsong, Nicholas Nov 1, 2018 549
Jack Whitver: Majority Leader, Iowa Senate. Hladick, Beth Interview Nov 1, 2018 892
1st Circuit rejects former lawmaker's third collateral attack on convictions. Olson, Kris Oct 25, 2018 905
DOGGING AND DRIVING. Brief article Mar 1, 2018 104
RESCUE ON THE MENU. Brief article Mar 1, 2018 107
Sage Advice From Seasoned Leaders: With a collective 30 years of service, these retired legislative leaders have plenty of wisdom to share. Wolf, Mark Mar 1, 2018 1929
Been There, Done That: These three house clerks feel a special empathy toward legislators. South, Holly Mar 1, 2018 1412
NEWSMAKERS. Quotation Mar 1, 2018 567
How does ethics oversight work? Birdsong, Nicholas Mar 1, 2018 491
GAB RIDE HOME. Britschgi, Christian Brief article Feb 17, 2018 198
Hoist by his own petard? Brief article Jan 5, 2018 183
All Over the Map. Oct 1, 2017 1028
Cliff Rosenberger. Carroll, Jane Interview Oct 1, 2017 777
No rest for the weary: what lawmakers are doing when you think they are home. Cook, Brad Sep 15, 2017 726
'In his pocket'. Brief article Aug 28, 2017 331
Joseph M. Souki: Speaker Emeritus, Hawaii House. Andrade, Jane Carroll Interview Jun 1, 2017 875
Minnesota nice: Ilhan Omar's journey from a refugee camp to the statehouse. Forgrave, Reid Biography May 1, 2017 1146
Opened and closed. Lays, Julie Dec 1, 2016 328
3 things lawmakers can do now for our youngest learners: it's never too early to start teaching a child. Weyer, Matthew Dec 1, 2016 1560
Candidates, campaigns and coattails: the effect this year's wild race for the White House will have on state legislative contests is difficult to predict. Diorio, Daniel; Storey, Tim Cover story Oct 1, 2016 1659
It's all relative: serving with a family member presents both challenges and opportunities. McClure, Megan Oct 1, 2016 2045
Wyoming majority members were scrambling after the primary election unexpectedly left the house with a leadership vacuum. Brief article Oct 1, 2016 136
Illinois Representative Jaime Andrade (D) has a new take on constituent work. Brief article Oct 1, 2016 105
1WTC not for sale: ex. governor, says no way to $5b deal. O'Flanagan, Linda Interview Sep 21, 2016 850
Habib tops primary in Washington: on way to becoming highest Iranian in elected office in. Aug 12, 2016 1191
Ohio term limits are ending the Senate careers of the top two leaders. Brief article Jan 1, 2016 154
Legislatures: start your engines. Underhill, Wendy; Diorio, Daniel Jan 1, 2016 1175
Ellen Roberts: Colorado senate president pro tempore. Andrade, Jane Carroll Interview Jan 1, 2016 651
Habib running for lt. gov. in Washington. Oct 2, 2015 542
California Republicans have chosen new leaders. Brief article Oct 1, 2015 107
Colorado Senator Lucia Guzman (D) was chosen to be the new minority leader. Brief article Oct 1, 2015 103
Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo (D) wants everyone to feel comfortable. Brief article Oct 1, 2015 120
Birds of a feather: legislative caucuses bring together like-minded lawmakers and help create ways to work across the political divide. Weiss, Suzanne Oct 1, 2015 2071
Veteran Georgia Representative Ben Harbin resigned his seat in July after 20 years in the Legislature to take a job as a lobbyist. Brief article Sep 1, 2015 193
Massachusetts Senator Thomas Kennedy, who overcame a disability to serve in the legislature for 32 years, died in June. Brief article Sep 1, 2015 137
Ties that bond: in life and in the legislature, connections are more important than divisions. Wolf, Mark Sep 1, 2015 2009
Wild wisdom: lessons in leadership can come from some of the most unexpected places, including the African plains. Plehwe, Kerstin Sep 1, 2015 1096
Curtis S. Bramble: Utah Senator and NCSL President. Householder, Stacy Interview Sep 1, 2015 650
From Braille to Yale. Householder, Stacy Interview Jul 1, 2015 2124
140 characters of news: at statehouses, the press corps continues to shrink and change in unexpected ways and with uncertain consequences. Weiss, Suzanne Jul 1, 2015 2699
Wyoming Representative John Patton (R), who served four stints in the Legislature in three different decades, died in April. Brief article Jun 1, 2015 102
Andy Gardiner. Brief article Jun 1, 2015 106
Rand identity. Kroll, Andy May 1, 2015 2623
Expertise. Brief article Apr 1, 2015 146
Newly elected New York Speaker Carl Heastie (D) has appointed Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D) assistant speaker. Brief article Apr 1, 2015 124
Banking on energy. Durkay, Jocelyn Apr 1, 2015 402
Short takes on NCSL news. Feb 1, 2015 300
Two West Virginia Republicans are making history. Brief article Feb 1, 2015 125
"Hearing from all sides" how legislative testimony influences state level policy-makers in the United States. Moreland-Russell, Sarah; Barbero, Colleen; Andersen, Stephanie; Geary, Nora; Dodson, Elizabeth A.; B Report Feb 1, 2015 5919
What's Hot for 2015: lawmakers have a slew of hot issues to juggle as sessions rev up around the country this month. Lays, Julie Jan 1, 2015 2737
Vaporized: with cigarette sales down and e-cigarettes hot, lawmakers find themselves in a bit of a revenue quagmire. Rafool, Mandy Jan 1, 2015 1110
Filling the gap: after years of spending cuts to mental health programs, lawmakers have begun to boost funding for the most effective approaches. Weiss, Suzanne Jan 1, 2015 2226
Advice for new (and returning) legislators: as a jump start for new lawmakers, and a good reminder to returning ones, experienced lawmakers share some words of wisdom. Kerns, Peggy Jan 1, 2015 1142
8 For whom the bills toll. Brief article Dec 1, 2014 159
David Long: President Pro Tempore, Indiana Senate. Interview Dec 1, 2014 1667
As they see it. Dec 1, 2014 328
Massachusetts senate president Therese Murray (D) was honored by her colleagues as she brought the gavel down for the last time on Beacon Hill. Brief article Sep 1, 2014 139
Ethics, elections and accusations: preventing frivolous, unfounded ethics complaints, especially during election season, helps keep politics out of the process. Kerns, Peggy; Kirsch, Cassandra Sep 1, 2014 1019
4 Is it hot in here? Brief article Jul 1, 2014 112
Count the cost: understanding the potential costs and consequences of a bill is a crucial step in the legislative process and a help to avoid any unintended effects. Michel, Erica; Haggerty, Todd Jul 1, 2014 1412
As they see it. Quotation Jul 1, 2014 353
As they see it. Jun 1, 2014 348
Dispatches. Brief article May 1, 2014 204
Wyoming representative Sue Wallis (R), a cattle rancher. Brief article Mar 1, 2014 129
1 Showstopper. Brief article Mar 1, 2014 112
As they see it. Brief article Mar 1, 2014 311
A California Assemblyman is inviting constituents to draft what will become the first piece of crowd-sourced legislation in the country. Brief article Feb 1, 2014 103
5 With spray abandon. Brief article Feb 1, 2014 101
Award for Legislative Excellence. Brief article Feb 1, 2014 236
Make way for ducklings. Brief article Jan 10, 2014 129
Back to work for many legislatures. Brief article Jan 1, 2014 177
Full-time, part-time and somewhere in between. Brief article Jan 1, 2014 101
Massachusetts lawmaker Martin J. Walsh (D) became the 48th mayor of Boston. Brief article Jan 1, 2014 102
Colorado Senator Evie Hudak (D), the target of a recall drive because of her support of stricter gun laws, resigned in December. Brief article Jan 1, 2014 136
News stories about a brutal new fad called the "knockout game" have inspired an Oklahoma lawmaker to introduce legislation. Brief article Jan 1, 2014 117
The holiday season was a little merrier for California lawmakers, thanks to the citizens compensation commission's decision to raise salaries. Brief article Jan 1, 2014 141
Jeramey Anderson celebrated his 22nd birthday Dec. 6, the same day he was sworn in as Mississippi's youngest legislator. Brief article Jan 1, 2014 113
15 tips: as sessions begin, reviewing this sage advice will help you be the best you can be. Jan 1, 2014 1254
As they see it. Brief article Jan 1, 2014 309
The longest-serving legislator in Indiana history died this fall at the age of 82. Brief article Dec 1, 2013 139
8 "warning shot" law blasted. Brief article Dec 1, 2013 126
As they see it. Dec 1, 2013 321
A game of musical chairs in California has finished with former assemblywoman Holly Mitchell. Brief article Oct 1, 2013 139
Wisconsin representative John Nygren (R) shares a powerful but painful story. Brief article Oct 1, 2013 113
3 Too many elections? Brief article Oct 1, 2013 121
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D) and Senate President John Cullerton (D) are taking Governor Pat Quinn to court after he vetoed the money for the salaries of all 177 Illinois lawmakers because they failed to address the state's $100 billion pension liability by Quinn's deadline. Brief article Sep 1, 2013 121
Lois Deberry (D), the longest-serving member of the Tennessee house of representatives, died in August from pancreatic cancer. Brief article Sep 1, 2013 121
As they see it. Quotation Sep 1, 2013 335
F&J Tote board. Brief article Jun 28, 2013 247
Did you know ... Brief article Jun 1, 2013 152
Earnest Sumner has served the Florida House for 42 years--the last 15 as sergeant-at-arms. Brief article Jun 1, 2013 137
It may be one for the Guinness Book of World Records. Brief article Jun 1, 2013 192
Nevada assemblyman Steven Brooks (D) in March became the first lawmaker in the state's history to be expelled from the Legislature. Brief article Jun 1, 2013 195
2 More school security. Brief article Jun 1, 2013 152
As they see it. Brief article Jun 1, 2013 273
Cyrus Habib's mother is appointed county judge. May 17, 2013 388
This Mississippi legislature has faced a difficult period. Brief article May 1, 2013 180
Illinois veteran lawmaker Dawn Clark Netsch. Brief article May 1, 2013 147
Minnesota lawmakers don't make nearly enough money. Brief article May 1, 2013 138
Advocacy Day. Brief article May 1, 2013 112
9 Too many bills? Brief article Mar 1, 2013 109
How to deal with difficult people: you can choose a constructive approach to challenging colleagues and constituents. Here's how. Feustel, Bruce Mar 1, 2013 1300
As they see it. Brief article Mar 1, 2013 278
Just say no: sheriffs and legislators standing together against federal attacks on our rights. Jasper, William F. Viewpoint essay Feb 18, 2013 4587
4 Buckle up Benji. Brief article Oct 1, 2012 135
Moving the fence around marriage: the conscience of a Catholic senator. Gunter, Julie Sep 28, 2012 1230
States of play. Rapoport, Abby Viewpoint essay Sep 1, 2012 838
Boosting state economies: six legislative leaders talked with State Legislatures about efforts to improve the economy and spur job growth in their states. Weiss, Suzanne Jul 1, 2012 1709
A freshman lawmaker wants to make the California Legislature part-time and cut legislators' salaries from $95,000 to $1,500 a month. Brief article Apr 1, 2012 213
Representative Bill DeWeese (D), a 35-year veteran of the Pennsylvania house and former speaker, was convicted in February on felony counts of conspiracy, conflict of interest and three counts of theft. Brief article Apr 1, 2012 118
1 perk parked. Brief article Apr 1, 2012 122
Ensuring our voices are head: a primer for communicating with legislators. Coleman, Mick; Hagues, Rachel; Wallinga, Charlotte Mar 1, 2012 3867
New Jersey Republican Assembly leader Alex Decroce. Brief article Mar 1, 2012 233
Kansas house speaker prays for President Obama's 'days to be few'. Mar 1, 2012 394
A group of bipartisan Florida lawmakers. Brief article Jan 1, 2012 137
10 Running from office. Brief article Jan 1, 2012 152
The new healthy: lawmakers are cooking up ways to encourage better eating and cultivate local economies. Winterfeld, Amy Jan 1, 2012 1411
As they see it. Brief article Jan 1, 2012 227
Immigration impasse: does a defeat in Arizona spell doom for restrictionists? Antle, W. James, III Jan 1, 2012 2203
Arizona Republicans chose Steve Pierce to replace recalled Senator Russell Pearce as Senate president shortly following the election. Brief article Dec 1, 2011 102
Russell Pearce, the architect of Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law and president of the Senate, was defeated in a recall election Nov. 8 by a fellow conservative Republican and charter school executive. Brief article Dec 1, 2011 151
Also in New Jersey, Senator Loretta Weinberg was chosen by the Democratic caucus to replace Senator Barbara Buono as majority leader. Brief article Dec 1, 2011 114
7 Things lawmakers need to consider when reforming corrections policy. Lyons, Donna Dec 1, 2011 2006
Four leaders on distractions, downturns and tough decisions. Interview Dec 1, 2011 1706
As they see it. Brief article Dec 1, 2011 309
Texas Politician Uses his Words, Fails. Butnick, Stephanie Nov 4, 2011 358
Two veteran North Carolina lawmakers are resigning their seats to become lobbyists. Brief article Oct 1, 2011 124
Deficit reduction: the states' priorities. Oct 1, 2011 426
2 Bipartisan practical joke. Brief article Oct 1, 2011 124
Four leaders on Harleys, humor and hobbies. Interview Oct 1, 2011 1734
Proceed with caution: social media tools can pose ethical problems for lawmakers. Nadler, Judy Oct 1, 2011 1070
As they see it. Brief article Oct 1, 2011 276
Illinois Representative Mark Beaubien, 68, died unexpectedly in June while at a Republican fundraiser. Brief article Jul 1, 2011 103
Kentucky Representative Dewayne Bunch has been moved to a rehabilitation center in Georgia after suffering a critical brain injury while trying to break up a fight between two students at the high school where he taught. Brief article Jul 1, 2011 126
A 91-year-old New Hampshire freshman representative resigned after statements he made regarding funding for the mentally ill provoked public outrage and pressure to quit. Brief article Jul 1, 2011 112
Also in New Hampshire, former representative Jennifer Daler won an upset in a special election to replace Robert Mead who resigned to become chief of staff to House Speaker William O'Brien. Brief article Jul 1, 2011 112
It allegedly came to fisticuffs on the floor of the Illinois House on the last day of the Legislature over a utility rate-hike bill. Brief article Jul 1, 2011 112
Wisconsin's recall free-for-all. Walters, Steve Jul 1, 2011 897
Managing competing commitments gracefully. Linsky, Marty Viewpoint essay Jul 1, 2011 836
Budgets, crisis and the effect of federal spending. Interview Jul 1, 2011 1280
A family affair: a few folks, after a day at the capitol, go home together. Cullen, Morgan; Underhill, Wendy Jul 1, 2011 1934
Creating an ethical legislature: the culture of a legislature is affected by lawmakers, staff, lobbyists, ethics laws and even the role of social media. Kerns, Peggy Jul 1, 2011 473
The cost of punishment: the expense of the death penalty has lawmakers reconsidering an old debate. Williams, Richard Jul 1, 2011 1243
As they see it. Quotation Jul 1, 2011 300
As they see it. Moore, Richard Jun 1, 2011 366
Milo Smith. Brief article May 1, 2011 127
It's been a particularly long election season for Texas Representative Donna Howard. Brief article May 1, 2011 120
A Democrat joined the ranks of Louisiana Senate Republicans in March giving the GOP a two-seat majority in a chamber that just months ago was under Democratic control. Brief article May 1, 2011 131
The Stoning of Sally Kern: The Liberal Attack on Christian Conservatism and Why We Must Take a Stand" will be released in July. Brief article May 1, 2011 102
Leaders speak out: the deficit, challenges and what keeps them up at night. May 1, 2011 1465
Getting personal: legislative aides who work directly for lawmakers are a growing force in statehouses. Andrews, Angela May 1, 2011 1462
As they see it. Brief article May 1, 2011 259
For the first time since Reconstruction, the Louisiana Senate is under Republican control, following a hard fought special election in which the victor, GOP Representative Jonathan Perry, won by 688 votes. Brief article Apr 1, 2011 120
Three Virginia Democrats have announced they will not seek re-election in November. Brief article Apr 1, 2011 133
Newly in charge: with dozens of leaders taking charge in legislative chambers around the country, changes are happening fast. Greenblatt, Alan Apr 1, 2011 1475
The brief happy tenure of Marty Harty. Editorial Mar 25, 2011 354
Illinois Senator Lou Viverito's 16-year tenure in the Senate ended in January when he retired to concentrate on his job as a township supervisor. Brief article Mar 1, 2011 107
When Senator Ross Romero was elected minority leader of the Utah Senate late last year, he made history. Brief article Mar 1, 2011 107
What do you make? Brief article Mar 1, 2011 108
Adjusting terms. Brief article Mar 1, 2011 121
Have a good day. Brief article Mar 1, 2011 125
Ipad pilot. Brief article Feb 1, 2011 116
The great divided: lawmakers who once prided themselves on working across the aisle find the statehouse turning deeply partisan. Boulard, Garry Feb 1, 2011 1862
A more conservative Republican Senate in Nevada has chosen Mike McGinness as the new GOP leader, ending a 28-year leadership run, including 10 sessions as majority leader, for Senator Bill Raggio, who also chaired the Finance Committee. Brief article Jan 1, 2011 119
Arizona Senate Minority Leader Jorge Luis Garcia died in October of heart complications from a rare disease. Obituary Jan 1, 2011 107
Gary VanLandingham. Brief article Jan 1, 2011 115
15 tips for being an effective legislator. Jan 1, 2011 1761
Pay problem: most legislative salaries lag behind the private sector, but raising them can cause a political firestorm. Cullen, Morgan Jan 1, 2011 2718
Why did you want this job? Discussion Jan 1, 2011 1645
David A. Gibson had a lifetime of distinguished public service. Brief article Oct 1, 2010 107
Hawaii Senator David Ige recently received the National Association of State Chief Information Officers' 2010 State Technology Innovator Award for his work supporting the Senate's paperless initiative. Brief article Oct 1, 2010 117
Dennis Black. Brief article Sep 1, 2010 182
Smooth as a flat rock: the Kentucky senator has seen Bluegrass politics from the statehouse to the governor's mansion and back again. Reese, Lowell Sep 1, 2010 2029
The work ahead: Massachusetts Senator Richard Moore assumed the presidency of the National Conference of State Legislatures in July and spoke with State Legislatures about his plans. Interview Sep 1, 2010 845
As they see it. Quotation Sep 1, 2010 320
Biting Apple. Brief article Jul 2, 2010 185
Connecticut Representative Joseph Mioli has his eye on an unusual prize--a seat in the Italian Parliament. Brief article Jul 1, 2010 112
Legislators are educated. Jul 1, 2010 326
Skiers' safety a concern. Brief article Jul 1, 2010 281
True grit? Taking a stand can be seen as courageous by some and a cop-out by others. The reality is somewhere in between. Weiss, Suzanne Jul 1, 2010 1674
Excellent leader: Washington House Majority Leader Lynn Kessler is the recipient of this year's top legislative leadership award. Smith, Edward Jul 1, 2010 875
What legislatures need now: the prescription for change offered 40 years ago in "the sometime governments" has run its course, but legislatures still face plenty of institutional challenges. Kurtz, Karl; Weberg, Brian Jul 1, 2010 1939
As they see it. Jul 1, 2010 348
Weathering the storm: despite an improving economy, legislative leaders say there are still hard times ahead for states. Smith, Edward Jan 1, 2010 1759
The leaders. Interview Jan 1, 2010 1480
Power play: business guru Jim Collins says great legislators find a way to get good things done. Smith, Edward Jan 1, 2010 865
The private life of e-mail: the digital age has complicated the definition of what's a public document. Greenberg, Pam Jan 1, 2010 2406
'Christian' license plates derailed in Florida after AU warnings. Jun 1, 2009 500
Nebraska state senator pushes lawsuit against God. Brief article Dec 1, 2008 163
Learn from the Past. Prepare Our Children for the Future. 10 Ways that Governor Strickland and State Legislators Can Bring Ohio's Schools into the 21st Century. Report Dec 1, 2008 243
The one-man wall: how a single Arizona legislator's obsession has changed immigration policy for the worse. Howley, Kerry Oct 1, 2008 5806
Died. Brief article Jul 1, 2008 198
Illinois legislator apologizes for attack on atheist. Brief article Jun 1, 2008 246
Michigan. Reeh, Ryan Brief article Jun 1, 2008 143
Tricky times for the Top 10 Percent program: both supporters and critics of Texas' Top 10 Percent law have been surprised at its popularity, but some UT officials and legislators would like to see the program scaled back. Roach, Ronald Aug 9, 2007 1678
Quotable & notable. Brief article Jul 6, 2007 216
Quotable & notable. Brief article Jun 8, 2007 183
Who's the boss? Jan 1, 2007 297
The seasoned few. Brief article Jan 1, 2007 99
People & politics. Dec 1, 2006 545
Lawyers make bids for legislative seats. Blankenship, Gary Oct 1, 2006 1131
Custodians of American democracy: the strength of the legislature often lies behind the scenes with the sometimes unnoticed but hard-working staff. Kurtz, Karl T. Jul 1, 2006 2374
Franchise sector honors small-business leader. Brief Article Oct 1, 2005 243
The myth of accountability and the anti-administrative impulse. Rubin, Edward L. Aug 1, 2005 30756
In what has been described as a "major shake-up," new Massachusetts Speaker Salvatore DiMasi has appointed several minority members to key positions and given liberal dissidents banished by predecessor Thomas Finneran important committee chairmanships. Brief Article Apr 1, 2005 187
On the Senate side, experience also counts. Brief Article Apr 1, 2005 87
A mere 16 votes put Texas's first Vietnamese lawmaker in the House of Representatives. Brief Article Apr 1, 2005 82
Utah's newest state senator faced a challenge two days after being sworn in. Brief Article Apr 1, 2005 162
Releases: impressing the press: here are seven steps to writing and distributing effective press releases. Rose, Gene Apr 1, 2005 1079
Indian country concerns: Native Americans want people to know that they have the same interests as everyone else--in improving health care, education and the environment. Davis, Sia Apr 1, 2005 632
As they see it. Apr 1, 2005 414
Speaker redux. Brief Article Feb 1, 2005 102
Bill Van Gerpen, elected to a fourth term in the South Dakota House in November, has resigned from the Legislature to remain on active duty with the National Guard. Brief Article Feb 1, 2005 142
Representative Rick Noriega is on active duty in Afghanistan during the Texas legislative session. Brief Article Feb 1, 2005 117
Down and out in discount America. Featherstone, Liza Jan 3, 2005 3086
2005 legislators. Directory Jan 1, 2005 2037
The female factor. Brief Article Jan 1, 2005 224
Three state legislators who were re-elected in November, couldn't give victory speeches. Brief Article Jan 1, 2005 89
Van Tran became the nation's first Vietnamese-American legislator when he was elected to the California Assembly Nov. 2. Brief Article Jan 1, 2005 90
Shoo-in for some. Brief Article Jan 1, 2005 112
How to prevent paper overload: as a legislator or a staff member, you need a strategy for processing all the information that enters your office, or the new session will quickly morph into stress and chaos. Imholt, Betsy Jan 1, 2005 813
Capturing history. Brief Article Oct 1, 2004 113
Two share top leadership award. Brief Article Oct 1, 2004 257
How to talk to kids: there's nothing like a classroom visit from a lawmaker to bring the legislative process to life. Here are five ideas for activities that work. Fischer, Michael Sep 1, 2004 1003
State legislatures are reforming risk pools, other health benefits. Frieden, Joyce Aug 1, 2004 769
Perfecting connecting: reaching out to constituents is vital to bringing people into the political process and keeping them involved. Rose, Gene Jun 1, 2004 959
A majority leader comes out: Rhode Island legislator Gordon Fox decided to tell everyone why the battle for marriage equality in the Ocean State is personal. Lisotta, Christopher Interview May 11, 2004 616
Without his father's blessing: his lawmaker dad may be California's leading opponent of equal rights for gays, but that didn't stop David Knight from getting married in San Francisco. Blotcher, Jay Interview Apr 27, 2004 605
Two highly respected Iowa lawmakers have announced they will not seek re-election next year, taking with them a combined 60 years of experience when they depart. Brief Article Mar 1, 2004 104
Law schools for legislators in one day or less. Brief Article Mar 1, 2004 304
Free to run. Brief Article Mar 1, 2004 125
Telephone 101: personal contact with your constituents: the telephone can be a legislator's most important communication tool. Here are six hints for taking advantage of the opportunities a constituent's call provides. Rose, Gene Mar 1, 2004 1105
City, State representatives think globally at symposium. Nachatelo, Melissa Aug 25, 2003 419
Minn. Kampf. (Politics). Brief Article Apr 15, 2003 166
Muslim group condemns prayer walkout by lawmakers. (Nation). Palumbo, Eugenio Brief Article Mar 21, 2003 213
Women & Politics: GenderStyles in State Legislative Committees: Raising Their Voices in Resolving Conflict. Rosenthal, Cindy Simon Brief article Sep 22, 2002 140

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