Monthly Archives: %sSeptember 2011

ECOS to EPA: It’s the Economy, Stupid

By Mark Anderson, Senior Vice President

The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) convened its 18th Annual Meeting earlier this week in Indianapolis, Indiana. Having attended all but one ECOS meeting since the inception of the organization in 1993, it has been a while since I’ve seen anything happen for the first time. The states […]

September 29th, 2011|Blogs, Issue Management, Local Government, State Politics|

Riding Out the Storm

By Stateside Associates

State government affairs professionals rejoice and dread the time of year known as ‘end of session.’ The final days of a legislative session are full of lavish political fundraisers, staff potlucks and an overwhelming sense of camaraderie among staff, lobbyists and elected officials. Many celebrate legislative victories as bills reach the Governor’s desk and […]

September 22nd, 2011|Blogs, Issue Management, Local Government, State Politics|