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This Week in the States

The Assembly Health Committee will meet September 2 to discuss A.B. 311, regarding the dispensing fee permitted for reimbursement ...
The Economic Affairs Interim Committee will meet August 31 to discuss the economic development impacts of broadband. Arielle McAlo...
Governor Terry McAuliffe\'s (D) Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission will meet August 31 to submit a final report with i...
The Mechanical Inspection Section will hold a public hearing September 1 to discuss proposed amendments to the safety codes for el...
The Milpitas City Council will introduce an ordinance September 1 to restrict single-use carry-out bags. Peter Einisman at pbe@sta...
The Composite Medical Board will hold a public hearing September 3 on proposed rules concerning vaccine protocol agreements. Becky...
The House Election Law Committee will hold a subcommittee work session September 1 on H.B. 312, which establishes a deed or lease ...
The Energy Conservation and Management Division will hold a public hearing September 1 to discuss proposed amendments to the new s...
The Energy Development and Transmission Committee will meet September 2 to discuss \"surge funding,\" infrastructure projects and ch...
The Oconee County Council will hold a public hearing September 1 regarding the existing County noise ordinance. Peter Einisman at ...
The Department of Ecology will hold a public hearing August 31 regarding amendments to rules concerning wastewater discharge permi...

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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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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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 company has remained a client of Stateside Associates for Issue Management and Legislative Monitoring for 7 years thus far.
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