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Articles from State Legislatures (October 1, 2009)

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Title Author Type Words
Andrew Romanoff. Brief article 128
As they see it. 269
Behind open doors: states are using stimulus websites and "czars" to let citizens know how their tax money is being spent. Prah, Pamela M. 1870
Breathing room: a panel of legislators and staff tells State Legislatures that the federal recovery money took some o the sting out of the recession. But there's more pain to come. Hurley, Jeff; Tubbesing, Carl Cover story 2152
Campaigns, guns and jails: states have a lot at stake in the Supreme Court's new session, including a pivotal case on election spending. Savage, David G. 1778
Fighting MS. Brief article 207
Going lower. Brief article 116
In with the new. Brief article 167
Kids and the flu. 584
Leak busters. Brief article 92
Online and available. Brief article 114
Opinion of state government down. Brief article 131
Pub crawl comes to a halt. Brief article 115
Recessions and tax collections: waiting for the other shoe to drop. Brief article 207
Right to regulate: amid claims the federal government should oversee insurance companies, state lawmakers say consumers are better off with them in charge. Morton, Heather 1929
River war. Brief article 105
Spirited debate: some lawmakers think flavored malt beverages need tighter regulation. Blackston, Michelle 1450
Texting for help. Brief article 136
The allure of gambling revenues. Brief article 297
The future of foster care: new state efforts aim to reduce the length of time children spend in care. Williams-Mbengue, Nina 2400
Tobacco tanks. Brief article 89
Tommy Burnett, former Tennessee House majority leader, consummate deal-maker, and charming, flamboyant rascal who spent 20 years in the House--once even being reelected while in federal prison--died in September. Obituary 181
Too big to fail: despite California's massive fiscal problems, observers think the state's future is still golden. Weintraub, Daniel 1731
Two Missouri legislators pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice in a federal elections probe that cost them their jobs, while another one pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge and also will resign his seat. Brief article 153
Unwanted guests: invasive species, ranging from mussels to weeds, are costing the country billions. Farquhar, Doug; Hendrick, Scott 1585
Utah Senator Greg Bell was unanimously confirmed as Utah's new lieutenant governor in September. Brief article 102
Val Hoyle, Oregon's newest House member, knows her way around the Capitol. Brief article 82
Water worries. Brief article 266
When the federal government decided to base Medicaid payments under the stimulus program on employment figures for the wrong months, Nebraska fiscal analyst Liz Hruska did a little probing that resulted in a huge return--$6.3 million for the state's bottom line. 143
Where's the money? Brief article 129

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