Monthly Archives: %sAugust 2011

HO, HO, HOLD THE PRESSES!

By Constance Campanella, President and CEO

Labor Day, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Veterans Day, Halloween and Valentine’s Day are holidays to most, but for elected officials they are something more–an opportunity to issue press releases, website posts, tweets and other announcements.

With headlines such as “Attorney General Settles with Florist (February 14),” “Avoid […]

By |August 30th, 2011|Blogs, Issue Management|Comments Off

Family Ties and Term Limits

By Stateside Associates

The Kennedys, the Bushes, the Daleys–all families that come to mind when I think of political dynasties.  Lesser known families include the Goodmans of Las Vegas, the Runners of California or the Chu/Engs also of California. In each of these examples, a spouse chose to run for the other’s […]

By |August 25th, 2011|Blogs, State Politics|Comments Off

Observations from the 2011 NCSL Legislative Summit

By Michael Behm, Senior Vice President

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Annual Legislative Summit in San Antonio, Texas ended last Thursday on a high note for the organization.  The Summit was NCSL’s largest meeting since 2007, in terms of attendance and featured over 150 policy and working sessions.  And the organization announced […]

By |August 16th, 2011|Blogs, Groups|2 Comments

Will State Officials Moving to New Federal Agencies Affect Policy?

State officials have always found career paths that led to service in the federal government.  In areas where state law has historically been developed within a federal statutory framework, many aspects of environmental protection being an example, state officials moving into federal positions is nothing new.  Two recent major pieces of federal legislation, the […]

By |August 11th, 2011|Blogs, State Politics|Comments Off

State Answers to Federal Debt Questions

By Steve Arthur, Vice President

With an agreement finally having been reached over the debt limit, what are the next steps for Congress and the President?  We can look to the states to see what may happen in DC over the next two to three years. 

Some will argue that because 49 states have a […]

By |August 3rd, 2011|Blogs, State Politics|4 Comments

This Week in the States

The State and Public School Life and Health Insurance Program Legislative Task Force will meet August 26 to discuss long-term op...
The City of Mesa will hold a mayoral primary election August 26. William Higgins at wch@stateside.com\r\n\r\nA primary election will ...
The San Jose City Council will meet August 26 to consider a resolution declaring a citywide water shortage and implementing a Stag...
The Denver City Council will meet August 25 to consider an ordinance amending the Municipal Code relating to affordable housing. [...
The District of Columbia Committee of the Whole and the Committee on Transportation and the Environment will hold a joint hearing ...
The Fort Lauderdale City Commission will hold a joint workshop with the Budget Advisory Board August 25 to consider recommendation...
The House Study Committee on the Role of the Federal Government in Education will meet August 25 to discuss common core state stan...
The State Board of Education will accept comments through August 25 regarding proposed amendments to rules related to educator lic...
The Interim Study Committee on Fiscal Policy will meet August 28 to discuss implementing a state health exchange, the status of th...
The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing August 28 to discuss proposed rule amendments to water bottl...
The Health Exchange Advisory Committee will meet August 26 to receive an enrollment update as well as an update about recent devel...
The Boston City Council\'s Committee on Post Audit and Oversight will meet August 26 to review the city\'s budget and financial stat...
The Detroit City Council \'s Immigration Task Force will meet August 26. [Public Notice] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com...
The Minneapolis City Planning Commission Committee of the Whole will meet August 28 to discuss the modification of regulations per...
The Interim Joint Committee on Children, Families, Health and Human Services will meet August 26 to discuss two bill drafts relate...
The Education Study Committee will meet August 25 - 27 to discuss matters related to early literacy, assessment data and teacher r...
The Human Services Committee will meet August 28 to discuss the use of electronic health records and receive a presentation from t...
The Human Services Committee will meet August 28 to discuss the use of electronic health records and receive a presentation from t...
A primary runoff election will be held August 26 to decide the races from the June 24 primaries where no candidate received a majo...
The Department of Environmental Quality will accept comments through August 28 regarding proposed rules to adopt revisions to stat...
The House Committee on Energy Resources will meet August 26 to hear testimony about the impact of expanding oil and gas exploratio...
A primary election will be held August 26 for the offices of the Governor and Attorney General, as well as House and Senate seats....
The Psychology Examining Board will meet August 27 to discuss proposed amendments to rules concerning continuing education, which ...
The Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee will hold a joint meeting with the Ad-Hoc Wyoming Telecommu...