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|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|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|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|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|State Politics|4 Comments

This Week in the States

The Sierra Vista Environmental Affairs Commission will meet July 23 to discuss plastic bag ordinance and policy. [Agenda] William ...
The Joint Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor will meet July 24-25 to hear a presentation about the private health care ...
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will meet July 22 to consider an ordinance establishing a procedure for maintaining and reg...
The District Council Committee on Economic Development will meet July 23 to discuss bill 20-0805, which approves the development o...
A primary runoff election will be held July 22 for various House and Senate seats. Trevor Mitchell at twm@stateside.com\r\n\r\nThe Dep...
The Committee on Health and the Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce will hold an informational briefing July 21 to recei...
The Chicago Committee on License and Consumer Protection will meet July 23 to consider an ordinance requiring secondhand cellular ...
The Commission on Proprietary Education will hold a public hearing July 22 to discuss proposed rule amendments concerning applicat...
The Baton Rouge City Council will meet July 23 to consider an ordinance regulating vehicles for hire and rideshare companies. [Age...
The Legislative Oversight Committee will meet July 22 to receive and discuss the MNsure’s, State Health Insurance Exchange, most...
The Assembly Environmental and Solid Waste Committee will meet July 21 to hear updates about the health of the Barnegat Bay. Andre...
The New York City Committee on Immigration will meet July 22 to consider a resolution urging the President to include comprehensiv...
The Senate Higher Education Committee will hold a public hearing July 22 to discuss the impact of technology and online courses in...
The Joint Education Task Force will meet July 22 to discuss a new funding formula for higher education. Stephen Hellier at sjh@sta...
The Health Care Oversight Committee will meet July 24 to discuss an economic analysis of health care reform in the state as well a...
The Seattle City Council will meet July 21 to consider a measure modifying the city’s sustainable and living building policies. ...
The Division of Natural Resources will accept comments through July 23 about a proposed rule limiting boating access which adds Co...