Stateline's annual look at the major budget and policy developments in state legislatures across the country.
Legislative Review 2012
With their fiscal circumstances improving this year, many states had the luxury of debating tax cuts and spending increases for the first time since the recession began. Still, the progress is uneven and more challenges loom. Part one of a weeklong series. More
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Louisiana gave advocates of charter schools, vouchers and other publicly funded education alternatives everything they could have asked for, but opposition remained fierce elsewhere. More
New federal rules for power plants and natural gas drillers stirred heated debate in statehouses this year. More
Medicaid budget numbers look a little better in some states this year. That has made states more creative about investing in long-term ways to control costs. Part five in a week-long series. More