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 Senate Committee on Government Operations will meet March 31 to discuss S.R. 23, which requests that the State Procurement Pol...
The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee will meet March 30 to discuss S.B. 1052 and S.B. 1053, which create regulations for transp...
The Joint Committee on Taxation will meet March 31 to discuss L.D. 278, which establishes a sales tax exemption for vehicles which...
Special elections will be held March 31 for the First Suffolk Representative District and the Eleventh Worcester Representative Di...
The Contractor\'s Registration and Licensing Board will meet April 2 to discuss updates to industry standards concerning plumbing a...
The Senate Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee will meet March 31 to discuss S.B. 192, S.B. 246 and S.B. 492, wh...
The Legislature is expected to recess April 3 and is set to reconvene April 29. Michael McNamee at mjm@stateside.com...
The House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry will meet April 1 to discuss H.B. 186, which requires food service establishments ...
The Rockland City Council will meet March 30 to consider an ordinance adopting the 2015 edition of the ICC International Energy Co...
The House Human Services Committee will meet March 30 to discuss S.B. 148, which pertains to Medicaid fraud. Sarahita Wyatt-Paige ...
The House Health Committee will meet April 1 to discuss H.B. 195, which requires a pharmacist to communicate to the prescriber the...
The Senate Committee on Finance will meet April 2 to discuss S.B. 71, which relates to vaccine certification for pharmacists. Shel...
The Public Utilities Commission will hold a public workshop March 30 to discuss the Net Energy Metering docket. Melissa Martin at ...
The General Assembly is expected to adjourn its 2015 legislative session April 2. Sarahita Wyatt-Paige at swp@stateside.com...
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will meet March 30 to hear H.B. 1409, which pertains to the Outdoor Heritage Fun...
The House Energy and Environment Committee will meet March 31 to discuss H.B. 2585, which allows for the installation of electric ...
The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee will meet April 1 to hear S.B. 5972, which requires seed suppliers to ensure...
The Legislature is scheduled to return from its recess March 30 to consider gubernatorial vetoes. The Legislature is expected to a...