A Publication for and about the Region's State Legislatures and Legislators
Stateline Midwest, published monthly, keeps members of the Midwestern Legislative Conference up to date on policy issues impacting their states, actions being taken by the region's 11 state legislatures, and work being done by the MLC and The Council of State Governments. Each issue of Stateline Midwest includes in-depth articles covering issues of importance to Midwestern lawmakers. The newsletter also has sections devoted to a roundup of news from the region's leading newspapers and summaries of recent reports examining critical public policy issues.
This publication is provided to state government officials free of charge. If you are not a state government official, the annual subscription rate is $60.
May 2013 » (click links to the left on this page — under In This Issue — to view individual articles)
The May edition features articles about the future of Medicaid and how states are preparing for upcoming changes to the program, business-creation rates in the Midwest, federal legislation that would create a new agency to manage the nation's nuclear waste, state efforts to prevent farms from being secretly videotaped by activists, the expansion of school vouchers in Indiana, a federal bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases, upgrades to the region's passenger-rail lines, the status of medical-marijuana laws in Midwestern states, and rules governing conflict of interest in state legislatures. Illinois Rep. Carol Sente writes this month's FirstPerson article on legislation to limit full-contact hitting in youth football to prevent concussions, and this month's legislative profile is on Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk.