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This Week in the States

Governor John Bel Edwards (D) will deliver the State of the State address February 12. Arielle McAloon at am@stateside.com...
The Office of MaineCare Services will hold a public hearing February 9 to discuss proposed amendments to rules concerning reimburs...
The deadline to introduce bills in the House is February 11. Zack Cairns at zc@stateside.com...
The Department of Public Utilities will hold a public hearing February 10 to discuss amendments to rules governing distributed gen...
The House Health, Education and Welfare Committee will meet February 9 to discuss H.B. 7082, H.B. 7255, H.B. 7256 and H.B. 7274, w...
The Senate Committee on Criminal Justice will meet February 8 to discuss S.B. 1314, which exempts the personal identifying informa...
The deadline to introduce bills in the House and Senate in February 10. Zack Cairns at zc@stateside.com...
The Public Utilities Commission will hold a public hearing February 8 to discuss the reopening of a proceeding concerning a cost-o...
The Joint Budget Committee will meet February 8-12 to discuss Governor John Hickenlooper’s (D) FY 2016-2017 budget proposals. Ha...
The Senate Finance Committee will meet February 9 to discuss S.B. 412, which requires the Secretary of Information Technology to c...
The Lieutenant Governor’s Health Care Cabinet will hold its monthly meeting February 9 to discuss updates to Access Health CT. A...
The Pollution Control Agency will hold a listening session February 9 to discuss the next steps regarding the United States Enviro...
The Assembly State and Local Government Committee will meet February 8 to discuss A.B. 1730, which establishes procedures for the ...
The deadline for the General Assembly to confirm gubernatorial recess appointments is February 12. Claire Smyth at cas@stateside.c...
The deadline to introduce bills in the House is February 8. Briana Bair at bbr@stateside.com\r\n\r\nThe Sierra Vista Parks and Recreat...
The City Council will meet February 11 to discuss B21-415, which establishes a universal paid leave system for all District reside...
The Appropriations Committee will meet February 8 to discuss L.B. 911, which creates a plan for coordinating and integrating care ...
The Senate Commerce Committee will meet February 9 to discuss S.B. 523, which makes changes to the controlled drug prescription he...
The Department of Environmental Conservation will hold three separate public hearings throughout the state on February 8, 9, and 1...
The Senate Education Committee will meet February 9 to discuss S.B. 252, which requires cardiac arrest training for each coach of ...
The deadline for committees to hold work sessions on bills in the chamber of origin is February 11. Zack Cairns at zc@stateside.co...
Governor Tom Wolf (D) will deliver the State of the State address February 9. Holly Yanai at hby@stateside.com...
The deadline to pass bills out of the House fiscal committees and Senate Ways & Means and Transportation Committees is Februar...
The Legislature will convene for the 2016 legislative session February 8. John Keane at jpk@stateside.com\r\n\r\nGovernor Matt Mead (R...

News & Posts

Johnathan Lozier Joins Stateside Associates as Manager, State Issues

ARLINGTON, VA- Stateside Associates, Inc. announced today that Johnathan Lozier has joined the firm as Manager, State Issues. Mr. Lozier joins Stateside’s growing Issue Management practice and will provide clients […]

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 […]

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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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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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