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The Board of Registration will accept comments until September 26 regarding proposed amendments to rules impacting pharmacist and ...
The Department of Environmental Protection will hold public meetings September 28-29 to discuss amendments to quality assurance ru...
The Interim Study Committee on Public Policy will meet September 27 to discuss the history of alcohol in the state, the conflicts ...
The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee will hold a public hearing September 26 regarding S.B. 468, which ...
The Department of Public Service will accept comments until September 27 regarding drafted amendments to interconnection and net m...
The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing September 27 regarding proposed amendments to various oil and g...
The Board of Pharmacy will accept comments until September 26 regarding proposed amendments to a rule governing the renewal requir...
The Water and Natural Resources Committee will meet September 29-30 to discuss ground water regulations in the state. Tyler Jones ...
The Department of Environmental Conservation will hold a public hearing September 30 regarding proposed amendments to rules govern...

News & Posts

September 13 Primary Results Highlights

Delaware, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island held primaries yesterday for several state and federal races. In case you missed it, here are the highlights of the unofficial primary results:

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11 Maine Legislators Urged Secretary of State to Declare LePage Mentally Unfit

By Zack Cairns, Legislative Associate

Maine’s Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap (D) shot down the latest effort to expel Governor Paul LePage (R) from office. Earlier this week, a group of […]

August 30 Primary Results Highlights

Arizona and Florida held primaries yesterday for several state and federal races. In case you missed it, here are the highlights of the unofficial primary results:

In Arizona’s legislative primaries, three […]

NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) held its 2016 Legislative Summit in Chicago, Illinois this past week. Over 5,000 state legislators, staff, corporate, trade association, advocacy group and union […]

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“Your TellTaleSM Monitoring service identified a state legislator posting positive comments about our technology. Ironically, this legislator also is sponsoring adverse legislation with respect to the same technology. The insights from the social media posts give us a new opportunity to approach this legislator and enlighten him about how the technology works in both applications.”
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“Stateside monitors the goings-on in state capitols regarding issues of interest to (name of corporation redacted) including in particular, the back door maneuverings of plaintiffs’ lawyers as they try to change the law in their favor. As an example, Stateside’s Associate covering Missouri alerted us on a Friday about a hearing just scheduled for the following Monday. That is the kind of service we count on for this program.”
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Case Studies

As a result of Stateside’s work, a formal AG multistate working group against the sector was never established. Attorney General signatories on negative letters against the sector have declined dramatically and have become less bipartisan than on the outset of the campaign. In public comments, Attorneys General are more careful to talk about the actions of particular companies and no longer criticize the entire sector.
Addressed Attorneys General Attack on Industry Sector
Since the initiative began in 2013, 29 states enacted 44 laws in 2013 easing licensing challenges for separated service members and veterans; 11 states enacted 12 laws in 2014 and 13 bills are currently pending in 9 states in 2015. Attorney General signatories on negative letters against the sector have declined dramatically and have become less bipartisan than at the outset of the campaign.
Addressed National Unemployment Rate for Veterans Serving Post-9/11
The outreach program is ongoing, but due to Stateside’s efforts the client is now serving as the payments provider to nearly 400 county governments across the country and beginning electronic payment pilot programs with multiple state governments.
Leveraging Local GROUPS to Increase Public Sector Sales Opportunities
All lobbyists remained on retainer for a period of one year and most were then transferred to the national trade association. The chompany has remained a client of Stateside Associates for Issue Management and Legislative Monitoring for 7 years thus far.
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