The magazine's new look.

Author:Lays, Julie

Nearing middle age often brings about a desire for change--perhaps a sporty new car, a new job or even just a new hair color can avert a midlife crisis. As State Legislatures approached its 45th year as "the magazine of state politics and policy," we knew it was time for a makeover, a refresh. And this issue is the great unveiling.

We've updated the look and name, shortened some articles, simplified the design and will now publish six issues a year. The online version is getting updated as well.

What hasn't changed is the great content. Focus groups held last year and a random survey of our members showed a high percentage of you like reading our stories.

We value your opinions and strive to make each issue helpful to you in your challenging job. Behind the bold, clean new design, you'll discover solutions you can adapt to your state, insight to challenge your...

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