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 Department of Revenue will meet October 27 to discuss proposed amendments to wind and solar energy tax credits and tax credit ...
The Chicago City Council will meet October 27-31 to consider various aspects of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s (D) 2015 Executive Budget. ...
The Department of Environmental Protection will meet October 27 to discuss draft regulations regarding clean energy standards. Bec...
The Study Committee on Entertainment Industry Incentives will meet October 30 to evaluate existing incentives for the film, televi...
The Baltimore City Council will meet October 27 to discuss a resolution regarding an informational hearing on the nontherapeutic u...
The Detroit City Council Immigration Task Force will meet October 28 for a monthly meeting. [Notice] William Higgins at wch@states...
The Legislative Commission on Data Practices will meet October 28 to discuss health plan contract data. Stephen Hellier at sjh@sta...
The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee will meet October 27 to discuss S.B. 947, regarding releasing bid lists prior to ...
The Mining and Energy Commission will meet October 30 to discuss rulemaking regarding hydraulic fracturing. Carter Alleman at ca@s...
The Health Reform Oversight Committee will meet October 28 to discuss the health care exchange, a report on chronic conditions and...
The Legislative Council and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee will meet October 28-30 to hear budget requests from state agen...
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee will meet October 27 to consider an ordinance a...
The Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs will meet October 27 to discuss B20-478, regarding the sale of alcohol ...
The Commission to Study Regulatory Requirements for Pawnbrokers and Secondhand Dealers will meet October 28 to discuss the possibi...
The Public School Capital Outlay Oversight Task Force will meet October 27 to discuss the public school capital outlay funding for...
The New York City Council Committee on Small Business will meet with the Committee on Consumer Affairs October 29 to discuss earne...
The Employee Benefits Programs Committee will meet October 29 for an interim hearing to discuss the Public Employees Retirement Sy...
The Senate Game and Fisheries Committee will hold a public hearing October 27 to hear a presentation regarding plastic microbeads....
The Transportation Infrastructure and Management Ad-Hoc Committee will meet October 30 to discuss transportation infrastructure im...
The Department of Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing will meet October 28 to discuss proposed amendments to the Sec...
The Select Committee on School Facilities will hold a public hearing October 29 to receive a School Facilities Department report a...