Here is an overview of which states are voting on trending or unique ballot questions in 2014.
Today’s failed bill could be tomorrow’s public policy. Don’t be caught off-guard: take this five-point test to see if it will return.
About half of corporate and nearly three-quarters of association respondents to a PAC survey have no formal process for evaluating their contract lobbyists and consultants.
Many state government relations professionals never face (or hope they never face) local government issues. And, that is an understandable sentiment. Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly difficult to look past what is happening at the local level because the issues are, in many ways, state issues. And, they are influencing what we do in state capitols. So, what can you do?
This blog is for those who want to take advantage of the political season to get to know candidates and develop relationships, but who cannot make political contributions.
Thirty-nine states have enacted 130 new campaign finance laws since the completion of the 2012 election cycle. If you have not yet done so for the current cycle, please review your political giving program with your legal counsel to ensure it remains compliant.
While many have focused on the difficulties facing people seeking to enroll through Federally Facilitated Health Benefit Exchanges, state-run health benefit exchanges have been able to enroll large numbers of individuals seeking care. However, the relatively large number of enrollees may mask an enrollment issue for the states that could become larger once the Federally Facilitated Exchanges come online.
Understanding the perspective of the lobbyist, in addition to that of the client, is valuable.
While now is the best time to audit, adoption of the audit discipline should have occurred many months earlier.
To be effective advocates we must also be aware of the other issues that face elected officials. One issue that has trended on the local level of late and is of great importance to elected officials in many cities is curbing and managing vacant/abandoned properties.