Monthly Archives: %sOctober 2011

An Early Look at the 2012 Legislative Session

By Stateside Associates

Over the course of the past month Stateside Associates professionals interviewed contacts in all 50 states to get a sense of the top issues that will face lawmakers in the coming year.

With state budget debates looming and a busy election cycle serving as the backdrop for the 2012 legislative […]

By |October 28th, 2011|Issue Management, Local Government, State Politics|Comments Off

Has Davis-Bacon Run Its Course?

By Josh Fisher, Manager of Legislative Information Services

Not according to Nancy Leppink, the Acting Administrator of the U.S. Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, who has taken to the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor to respond to criticism of a ruling she issued this summer.  The […]

By |October 18th, 2011|Issue Management, Local Government, State Politics|Comments Off

Health Benefit Recommendations Offer States Reform Incentives

By Robert Holden, Vice President

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations for Essential Health Benefits, released October 6, may have injected new life into state planning for health benefit exchanges during the upcoming 2012 legislative session. The IOM’s recommendations establish a process for identifying […]

By |October 13th, 2011|Health Care, Issue Management, State Politics|Comments Off

2011 State Races Presage 2012 Vote

By Steve Arthur, Vice President

Updated October 5, 2011

While the Republican presidential debates have been the focus of the national media in recent weeks, there are state elections this fall that may provide some early indications about what may happen at the ballot box next year. 

One early indicator was this […]

By |October 4th, 2011|Issue Management, Local Government, State Politics|Comments Off