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This Week in the States

The Senate Higher Education Committee will meet October 5 to discuss the current financial state of higher education institutions ...
The Joint Committee on the Judiciary will meet October 6 to discuss H.B. 1465, which regulates state government surveillance on ci...
The Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance will meet October 6 to discuss S.B. 76, which increases the amount of income exempt ...
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will hold a workshop October 5 to discuss the demonstration projects for gri...
The Senate Finance Committee will meet October 6 to discuss H.B. 4464, which clarifies the existing sales tax exemption for the sa...
The Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources will meet October 6 to discuss Environment and Natural Resources Trust F...
The Senate Commerce Committee and Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee will meet jointly October 5 to disc...
The City of Charlotte will hold a primary runoff election October 6 to select the Democratic nominee in the mayoral race. Stephani...
The Department of Environmental Quality will hold a listening session October 6 regarding the United States Environmental Protecti...
The Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor will meet October 6 to receive presentations from the Department of Health rega...
The Transportation and Telecommunications Committee will meet October 5 to discuss an interim study regarding the state and local ...
The Committee to Study Limiting the Sulfur Content of Liquid Fuels will hold an organizational meeting October 6. John Keane at jp...
The City of Albuquerque will hold an election October 6 for four of its City Council seats. Stephanie Reich at
The Board of Pharmacy will hold a public hearing October 6 to discuss proposed amendments to controlled substances rules. Stefanie...
The House Insurance Committee will meet October 5 to discuss the State Worker’s Insurance Fund. Holly Yanai at
The Department of Health and Environmental Control will hold a public hearing October 8 to discuss proposed amendments to water we...
The Health Reform Task Force will meet October 6 to discuss proposed solutions to health care coverage gaps. Allison Rollins at sa...

News & Posts

Meetings in Paradise: Why Your Boss Should Send You to Hawaii

By Steve Arthur, Vice President

As we approach Labor Day and the last of the summer Groups meetings are wrapping up (just in time to start the fall schedule), I was […]

State Adoption of Federal Health Care Standards: The Cause of… and Solution to… All of Our Problems

By Robert A. Holden, Esq., Senior Vice President

While paraphrasing Homer Simpson’s comments on alcohol may not be the most complimentary way to address implementation of federal health care standards at the […]

Budget Uncertainty Roils States

By Josh Fisher, Esq., Manager of State Issues

Disagreements over closing deficits, budgetary expenditures and expanding Medicaid are forcing several legislatures to extend their sessions and a number of other states facing […]

Your Summer Groups Checklist Revisited

By Michael J. Behm, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Principal

In a past blog, I wrote about several threshold questions that a government affairs manager should consider prior to making state and […]

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