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 Halloween Tricks by Credit Card […]

August 30th, 2011|Blogs, Issue Management|

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 Patient Protection and Affordable Care […]

August 11th, 2011|Blogs, State Politics|

This Week in the States

The Joint Transportation, Highways and Public Works Committee will meet December 18 to approve 2015-2016 project recommendations f...
The Nashville City Council will meet December 16 to consider an ordinance requiring prevailing wages for City construction contrac...
The Senate will meet December 16 for a Special Session called by Governor Jack Markell (D) to confirm the appointment of a judge a...
The Lombard Plan Commission will meet December 15 to consider an ordinance regulating electronic cigarettes. [Agenda] Will Higgin...
The Department of Energy Resources will meet December 16 for a public meeting to discuss regulations concerning renewable thermal ...
The Joint Standing Committee on Education will meet December 16 to discuss the Common Core State Standards. Melissa Luke at mal@...
The Miami Beach City Commission will meet December 16 to consider an ordinance making changes to requirements for residential swim...
The Interim Telecommunications Study Committee will meet December 16 to hear a presentation regarding the initial planning of the ...
The Study Committee on Entertainment Industry Investment will meet December 18 to review and make recommendations regarding legisl...
The Task Force Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in the Criminal and Juvenile System will meet December 18 t...
The Legislative Commission on Data Practices will meet December 15 to discuss the establishment of a Legislative Commission on Int...
The full Assembly will meet December 15 to debate and consider A.B. 1382, prohibiting telemarketing calls to commercially sold cel...
The State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners will meet December 15 for a public meeting to discuss rule amendments reg...
The Office of Professional Regulations will meet December 18 to hear proposed amendments to its allied mental health practitioners...
The Joint Legislative Budget Committee will meet December 17 to review the Electronic Tobacco Tax Filing System Project. Sarah Ho...
The Joint Committee on Advanced Communications and Information Technology will meet December 16 to discuss cybersecurity. Melissa...
The Sustainable Burbank Commission will meet December 15 to receive a report regarding state law regulating recycling requirements...
The Department of Health and Human Services will meet December 16 for a public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the rules ...
The Board of Nursing will meet December 15 for a public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the rules governing nurse licensu...
The Tompkins County Legislature will meet December 16 to hear a presentation regarding the growth of online homestay and rental pl...
The House Public Utilities Committee will meet December 17 to discuss H.B. 662, relating to tenant utility bills. Ali Legros at ...
The deadline for Legislators to prefile legislative drafts occurs December 19. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com...
The Higher Education Coordinating Commission Credit for Prior Learning Advisory Committee will meet December 16 to discuss their 2...
The House Ethics and Freedom of Information Act Full Committee will meet December 15 to continue their discussion regarding public...
The Health Reform Task Force will meet December 18 to discuss Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations and extending the availabili...
The Select Committee on Pension Policy will meet December 16 to discuss the issue of annuity purchase. Mike McNamee at mjm@state...
The Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee will meet December 15-16 to discuss Medicaid expansion and to consid...