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|

Social Media as Business Card

By Graham Grossman, Manager, Social Media Services

In The Beginning

Long before I was even born, only one social networking tool existed: the business card.

The contact information contained on a business card was once the only means through which we would know how to communicate with an individual. The business card facilitated communication and collaboration by offering a phone number […]

September 15th, 2011|Blogs, Social Media, State Politics|

Do You ‘Recall’ When…

By Stateside Associates

This summer the state of Wisconsin held nine general state legislative elections in an unprecedented attempt to recall Senators from both political parties. Prior to Wisconsin’s summer of recalls, only 20 legislative recall elections had ever been held in the United States.

The recall effort in Wisconsin was a historical first, overwhelmingly negative 1, nationally […]

September 6th, 2011|Blogs, State Politics|