Informed Legislatures offers the first comprehensive examination of technical information and decisionmaking in state legislatures and recommends ways to improve science and technology support to legislatures through staff, state universities, and other groups. Megan Jones, David H. Guston, and Lewis M. Branscomb report on fieldwork from eleven state legislatures.
Megan Jones is Project Director in the Technology and Public Policy Program, Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. David H. Guston is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, The State University of New Jersey. Lewis Branscomb is Aetna Professor in Public Policy and Corporate Management at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is also Director of the Science Technology and Public Policy Program in the Center for Science and International Affairs.