Monthly Archives: %sOctober 2009


Annual state government relations program retreats or planning meetings hold great potential...if planned and executed effectively.

By |October 27th, 2009|Blogs, Issue Management|Comments Off

Piercing the “Regulatory Group” Veil

There are numerous national groups of state regulators covering every imaginable regulatory arena.  The Environmental Council of the States, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the National Association of County Health Officials are just a few of the Regulatory Groups that meet on a regular basis to discuss national issues, advocate positions on federal […]

By |October 19th, 2009|Blogs, Groups|Comments Off

Going It Alone

While Congress continues to argue over climate change legislation, many local governments have decided to stop waiting for federal mandates, and instead are taking the lead on climate change.   Look at New York City, San Francisco and Washington, DC.  NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched “PlaNYC” in 2007 with the goal of reducing citywide carbon […]

By |October 14th, 2009|Blogs, Environment, Local Government|Comments Off


Ensuring that you have internal customers for your issue management program is Job #1.

By |October 13th, 2009|Blogs, Issue Management|Comments Off

2010: The Year of the States

While most of the political attention has been appropriately focused in Washington, DC in 2009, there will be shift of focus to the states in 2010, if not by the press, at least by the political parties due to redistricting.

By |October 9th, 2009|Blogs, Stateside News|Comments Off

Chemicals of Concern: ECOS Takes Aim

State policymakers are championing an unprecedented number of proposals restricting, banning and otherwise stigmatizing alleged hazards and toxins in commercial, consumer and children’s products and toys, including bisphenol-A and phthalates in plastic packaging, benzene, glycol ethers and phosphates in cleaning products, 1,4 dioxane in foaming agents and soaps and, of course, the usual suspect […]

By |October 7th, 2009|Blogs, Environment|Comments Off

Stateside Associates Introduces Election Web Pages

October 6, 2009, The Web – Stateside Associates further enhanced its already robust government relations website with the addition of its Election Pages.

Two new pages have been added to the Stateside Associates website at Covering both states’ Ballot Measures and Referenda up for consideration in 2009  as well as State […]

By |October 6th, 2009|Blogs, State Politics|Comments Off