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This Week in the States

The House Agriculture and Conservation Committee will meet July 28 to discuss H.J.R. 89, which urges President Obama to order the ...
The Assembly Insurance Committee will meet July 30 to discuss A.B. 197, which requires insurers to provide additional health plan ...
The Agency for Health Care Administration will hold a public hearing July 29 on proposed amendments to rules concerning certificat...
The Charlotte City Council will meet July 27 to discuss approving the Transportation and Planning Committee recommendation to adop...
The Vermont Solar Siting Task Force will meet July 28 to resolve issues related to siting of solar power projects. John Keane at j...
Governor Terry McAuliffe\'s (D) Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission will meet July 31 to discuss the recommendations ma...
The Los Angeles City Council will meet July 28 to conduct the second reading of an ordinance clarifying that other provisions do n...
The Atlanta Community Development and Human Resources Committee will meet July 28 to consider an ordinance imposing a higher prope...
The Political Subdivision Taxation Committee will meet July 29 to discuss economic development tax incentives. Mike McNamee at mjm...
The Pittsburgh Committee on Hearings will meet July 30 to consider an ordinance to improve public health by granting paid sick tim...
The Building Codes Council will hold a public hearing July 28 to discuss amendments to the 2015 edition of the International Code ...
The Shavano Park City Council will meet July 27 to consider appointing a Council Subcommittee to review the 2015 International Cod...
The Wyoming Task Force on Digital Education will meet July 28-29 to discuss student data privacy and a right-to-privacy constituti...

News & Posts

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 […]

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 […]

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