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|Advice, Blogs, Issue Management|

Will State Officials Moving to New Federal Agencies Affect Policy?

By Robert A. Holden, Esq., Senior Vice President

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 […]

August 11th, 2011|Blogs, State Politics|

This Week in the States

The Transportation Funding Task Force will meet March 4 to review and finalize their report on alternative methods for funding tra...
The Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee will meet March 3 to discuss S.B. 550, which prohibits possession or consumption of tobac...
A special election will be held March 3 to fill a vacant seat in the 27th Senate District. Kelly Caudill (D) will face Steve West ...
The Senate Public Health Committee will meet March 3 to discuss S.B. 9, which prohibits distribution of powdered caffeine to minor...
The Joint Finance Committee will meet March 2 through March 4 to hear public testimony on A.B. 21, which relates to Governor Scott...
The Legislature will convene for the 2015 legislative session March 3. Sarah Hofmann at srh@stateside.com\r\n\r\nThe City of Tampa wil...
A subcommittee of the House Committee on Commerce will meet March 2 to discuss H.F. 349, which relates to certain health coverage ...
The Legislature will convene for the 2015 legislative session March 3, during which Governor Robert J. Bentley (R) will present hi...
The House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee will meet March 5 to discuss S.B. 71, which allows pharmacists to substitute...
The House Business and Labor Committee will meet March 6 to discuss H.B. 241, which prohibits a political subdivision from enactin...
The Energy Commission will hold public hearings March 2 and 3 to discuss amendments to the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standar...
The Natural Resources Committee will meet March 4 to discuss L.B. 117, which requires the calculated or guaranteed energy cost sav...
The House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee will meet for an executive session March 3 to discuss H.B. 327, which would allo...
The Senate Conservation Committee will meet March 3 to discuss S.B. 630, which creates the Carbon Credit Act. Tyler Jones at tdj@s...
The Public Service Commission will hold a consultative meeting March 6 to discuss the Staff Straw Proposal and other issues regard...
The City of Oklahoma City will hold City Council elections March 3. Four of the eight Council seats are up for election. Scott Hen...
The Senate Health Care Committee will meet March 2 to consider S.B. 147, which changes the communication requirements for a pharma...
The General Assembly will meet March 3 to hear Governor Tom Wolf (D) deliver his State of the State address. Erin Thompson at eet@...
The San Antonio City Council will meet March 4 to discuss legal issues pertaining to the regulation of transportation network comp...
The Legislature is scheduled to adjourn March 6; however, March 9-11 are available if necessary. Tyler Jones at tdj@stateside.com...