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This Week in the States

The Workers\' Compensation Board will hold a public hearing June 29 regarding revisions to its medical fee schedules. Adam Hottell ...
The Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy will meet June 30 to discuss H.B. 2884, which establishes an elect...
The deadline for the Legislature to approve a new budget is June 30. Funding levels in the previous budget continue until a new bu...
The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing June 30 to discuss amendments to rules concerning contaminan...
The Las Vegas City Council will meet July 1 to consider adopting an updated definition of the term \"secondhand dealer.\" Scott Hene...
The Division of Finance and Procurement will hold a public hearing July 1 to discuss proposed amendments to procurement rules. Ste...
The General Assembly will convene for a special session June 29. Jordan Kroll at jk@stateside.com...
The House Finance Committee will meet June 30 to discuss H.B. 531, which relates to the hotel occupancy tax. Mike McNamee at mjm@s...
The Health Insurance Marketplace Legislative Oversight Committee will meet June 29 to discuss updates regarding the Small Business...
The San Diego City Council will meet June 29 to discuss amending the Emergency Water Regulations section of the Municipal Code. Sc...
The Health and Human Services Committee will hold a public hearing June 29 to discuss a bill entitled \"Health Decisions Act of 201...
The New York City Committee on Transportation will meet June 30 to consider a local law in relation to requiring a study on the im...
The Legislative Energy Commission will meet June 30 to discuss topics related to electric grid modernization. Tyler Jones at tdj@s...
The House Liquor Control Committee will meet June 30 to hear H.B. 1204, which allows winery licensees to own and operate a restaur...

News & Posts

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 […]

Local Elections Decide National Issues

By Nick Blazer, Manager, Social Media Services

While the national media remains enthralled with the distant 2016 presidential and Senate races some of the largest cities across the nation will select […]

Ain’t No Sunshine When the House is Gone

By Sarah Hofmann, Legislative Associate

A long-brewing storm finally hit land in Florida when at the end of the 2015 legislative session, the House decided to adjourn three days before the […]

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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
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