By Sarah Lanford, Legislative Associate It has now been 74 days since Connecticut lawmakers failed to meet the budget deadline for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. One of only a few remaining states in the country without a budget in place for the coming year, Connecticut is on the precipice of a massive fiscal crisis. A […]
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By Zack Cairns and Michaela Miller, Legislative Associates Most state legislatures across the country may have gaveled out for the year– but that doesn’t mean those Legislatures have stopped working. In fact, many states are actively meeting in preparation for next year’s sessions, and more frequently than the word “interim” might suggest. However, unlike the more formal legislative […]
By Zack Cairns, Legislative Associate During yesterday’s briefing on the opioid crisis, President Donald Trump tabled the possibility of a national emergency declaration to counter the opioid epidemic – at least for now. The decision comes following the release of an interim report by the President’s opioid commission, which recommends that the President “Declare a national […]
By Zack Cairns, Legislative Associate The opioid epidemic was at the center of last week’s National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. Over 30 governors from around the country attended the meeting to hear successes and lessons from other states addressing the opioid crisis. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R), North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper […]
By Bob Maurice, Manager, State Issues The drawdown from the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq has returned a flood of separating service members to the states, looking for civilian employment, many of them very highly skilled or credentialed. However, business and state and local officials recognize that finding employers is not the only challenge for many of […]
ARLINGTON, VA, June 8 – Stateside Associates announced today that Kiley Smith is joining its growing State and Local Government Issue Management practice as Senior Political Consultant. Kiley most recently served as Executive Director of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC), the national organization dedicated exclusively to electing more Republicans to state legislatures and the […]
President Trump established the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, appointing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) as chair of the Commission. Several state leaders are expected to join the commission, and their inclusion sends a strong signal of the type of polices the Commission is likely to consider and endorse.
The Environmental Council of the States held its Spring Meeting this past week in Washington, D.C.
Stateside Associates and the National League of Cities (NLC) co-hosted a webinar March 7 examining state preemption and local government issues.
Most governors have already delivered a State of the State address. Learn more about what they spoke about and hear about all the lighthearted moments as well.