Stateline Legislative Review 2014

State news. Clearly stated.

Stateline’s annual Legislative Review looks at policy and politics in the states since legislatures began their work in January. The five-part series includes analytical articles, infographics and interactives.

Part One: States’ Fiscal Health

If this is finally the "good times" for the economy, it sure doesn't feel like it to some states. With infographics on state-by-state tax collections and state credit ratings.

Part Two: Public Health Policy

In addition to the ACA, states wrestled with pressing health issues like drug overdose deaths, costly hepatitis C drugs and medical marijuana. With infographics on Medicaid expansion and health insurance exchanges.

Part Three: Ballot Initiatives

Lawmakers passed the buck to voters on more than 80 issues that have been certified on 36 statewide ballots in the November elections.

Part Four: Income Inequality

States take tentative steps on the controversial issue of income inequality. With county-level interactive.

Part Five: Education Standards

Governors and legislatures weigh in on Common Core education standards.

Common Core Sparks Flood of Legislation Where Inequality Lives