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October 28th, 2014|Advice, Blogs, Issue Management|

What If the Republican Party Has a Dream Election Year?

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October 21st, 2014|2014 Elections, Blogs, Infographics|

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Blue-Victory

October 21st, 2014|2014 Elections, Blogs, Infographics|

SOUTH DAKOTA

The Alcoholic Beverage Shipping and Distribution Study Interim Committee will meet October 20 to discuss draft legislation. Bob Maurice at rem@stateside.com

October 20th, 2014|Stateside News|

WYOMING

The Select Committee on School Facilities will hold a public hearing October 29 to receive a School Facilities Department report and discuss the 2015 supplemental budget requests. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com

October 6th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

WASHINGTON

The Juvenile Sentencing Reform Task Force will meet October 21 to discuss legislative proposals relating to citizen recommendations to the Committee. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

The Select Committee on Pension Policy will hold an interim meeting October 21 to discuss the issue of annuity purchases. Mike McNamee at […]

October 6th, 2014|Stateside News|

UTAH

The Department of Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing will meet October 28 to discuss proposed amendments to the Security Personnel Licensing Act. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

The Education Task Force will meet October 29 to discuss the Smart School Technology Programs Evaluation, the Education Modernization Initiative and parent observations relating to the direction of education.

October 6th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

TEXAS

The Senate Jurisprudence Committee will meet October 23 to discuss expunction of criminal records. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

October 6th, 2014|Stateside News|

SOUTH CAROLINA

The Transportation Infrastructure and Management Ad-Hoc Committee will meet October 30 to discuss transportation infrastructure improvements. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com

October 6th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

PENNSYLVANIA

The Senate Game and Fisheries Committee will hold a public hearing October 27 to hear a presentation regarding plastic microbeads. Bob Maurice at rem@stateside.com

October 6th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

OREGON

The Board of Pharmacy will meet October 8 to discuss various rule revisions, including revisions to pharmacy technician licensure and continuing education requirements. Amy Goldlust at amg@stateside.com

October 6th, 2014|Stateside News|

OKLAHOMA

The House Higher Education Committee will meet October 22 to discuss student loan debt and the transition between K-12 education to Higher Education. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

October 6th, 2014|Stateside News|

OHIO

The Cleveland City Council Finance Committee will meet October 13 to consider an ordinance authorizing the procurement of body-worn camera equipment used by the City Division of Police. [Consent Calendar] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The House Rules and Reference Committee will meet October 14 to consider H.B. 597, which […]

October 6th, 2014|Stateside News|

NORTH DAKOTA

The Employee Benefits Programs Committee will meet October 29 for an interim hearing to discuss the Public Employees Retirement System. Mike McNamee at mjm@stateside.com

The Legislative Management Information Technology Committee will meet October 30 to discuss Higher Education Technology Activities including security breach policies, record retention and email accounts. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

October 6th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

NEW YORK

The New York City Council Committee on Small Business will meet with the Committee on Consumer Affairs October 29 to discuss earned sick time implementation and business education. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

October 6th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

NEW MEXICO

The Public School Capital Outlay Oversight Task Force will meet October 27 to discuss the public school capital outlay funding formula and discuss potential legislation for the upcoming session. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com

The Science, Technology and Telecommunications Committee will meet October 27-28 to receive testimony on telecommunications competition. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com

The Science, […]

October 6th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Commission to Study Regulatory Requirements for Pawnbrokers and Secondhand Dealers will meet October 28 to discuss the possibility of creating a state-wide tracking system for goods sold by pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers. Jonathan Curry at jtc@stateside.com

The Committee to Review and Consider Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturing Process and Retail Sales at Manufacturing Facilities will meet October 30 […]

October 6th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

NEBRASKA

The Committee on Education will hold meetings October 15-16 to gather public input to finalize the Common Vision for Education. Steven Gassenberger at smg@stateside.com  

The Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing October 17 to examine issues surrounding the use of tax increment financing under the Community Development Law.

October 6th, 2014|Stateside News|

MISSOURI

The House Appropriations – Health, Mental Health and Social Services Committee will meet October 20 to compare data from beneficiaries of Medicaid who receive benefits through fee-for-service arrangements and those who receive benefits through a managed care plan. Patrick Gallaher at phg@stateside.com

October 6th, 2014|Stateside News|

IDAHO

The Board of Education will hold a public hearing October 21 to discuss amendments to teacher certification rules. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

The Board of Pharmacy will hold a public meeting October 22 to discuss proposed amendments regarding the rules relating to biosimilar substitution, drug quality security and outsourcing facilities. […]

October 6th, 2014|Stateside News|

GEORGIA

The Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting October 22 to discuss rules concerning drought management and water use efficiency. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

The Autonomous Vehicle Technology Study Committee will meet October 22 to hear testimony regarding the current status of autonomous vehicle infrastructure and advantages […]

October 6th, 2014|Stateside News|

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs will meet October 27 to discuss B20-478, regarding the sale of alcohol to minors. Andrew Ricca at ajr@stateside.com

The Committee on Government Operations will hold a public oversight roundtable October 29 to discuss the Department of General Services reporting and use of Certified Business Enterprises and Small Business Enterprises. Andrew Ausel […]

October 6th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

CALIFORNIA

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee will meet October 27 to consider an ordinance amending the Planning Code to change the definition of formula retail. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

The Air Resources Board will hold a public workshop October 27 to discuss amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. […]

October 6th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

ARKANSAS

The Legislative Council and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee will meet October 28-30 to hear budget requests from state agencies. Sarah Hofmann at srh@stateside.com

October 6th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

ARIZONA

The House Ad Hoc Committee on Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder will meet October 14 to introduce members and establish subcommittees. Jeremy Haines at jnh@stateside.com

October 6th, 2014|Stateside News|

ALASKA

The Labor and Commerce Committee will meet October 7-8 to discuss insurance rate increases for individuals who purchased coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Shelby King at smk@stateside.com

October 6th, 2014|Stateside News|

2014 State Elections – Legislator Turnover

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September 30th, 2014|2014 Elections, Blogs, Infographics|

VIRGINIA

The Department of Environmental Quality will hold a stakeholder meeting October 14 to provide input about the crushing of fluorescent lights and mercury-containing lamps under the Universal Waste (UW) provisions of the Hazardous Waste Management Regulations. Amy Goldlust at amg@stateside.com

September 29th, 2014|Stateside News|

VERMONT

The Health Reform Oversight Committee will meet October 28 to discuss the health care exchange, a report on chronic conditions and Blueprint provider payments and the uninsured population. Meghan Pudeler at mlp@stateside.com

The Public Records Legislative Study Committee will hold a public hearing October 31 to discuss public records exemptions. Andrew Ausel at ata@stateside.com

September 29th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

NORTH CAROLINA

The Mining and Energy Commission will meet October 30 to discuss rulemaking regarding hydraulic fracturing. Carter Alleman at ca@stateside.com

September 29th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

NEW JERSEY

The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee will meet October 27 to discuss S.B. 947, regarding releasing bid lists prior to the bid date in local contracts. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

The Senate Transportation Committee will meet October 27 to discuss A.B. 734, regarding autonomous vehicles. Mike McNamee at mjm@stateside.com

The Senate Health, Human Services […]

September 29th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

MONTANA

The Board of Respiratory Care will hold a public hearing September 29 about proposed amendments to rules concerning licensure. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

September 29th, 2014|Stateside News|

MINNESOTA

The Legislative Commission on Data Practices will meet October 28 to discuss health plan contract data. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

The Public Utility Commission will meet October 30 to discuss proposed rules regarding cogeneration and small power production. Amy Goldlust at amg@stateside.com

September 29th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

MICHIGAN

The Detroit City Council Immigration Task Force will meet October 28 for a monthly meeting. [Notice] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

September 29th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

CONNECTICUT

The Task Force on Cadmium in Children’s Jewelry will hold an informal committee meeting October 2. Ali Legros at all@stateside.com

September 29th, 2014|Stateside News|

MARYLAND

The Baltimore City Council will meet October 27 to discuss a resolution regarding an informational hearing on the nontherapeutic use of antibiotics on livestock. [Agenda] William Higgins wch@stateside.com

The Alcohol Beverages Article Review Committee will meet October 30 to review drafts regarding wholesaler licenses, beer licenses, multiple licensing plans and unlicensed establishments. Ali Legros […]

September 22nd, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

INDIANA

The Commission on Business Personal Property and Business Taxation will meet October 23 to discuss utilization of tax increment financing to boost business development in localities. Jonathan Curry at jtc@stateside.com

September 22nd, 2014|Stateside News|

COLORADO

The Air Quality Control Commission will hold a public rulemaking hearing October 16 to discuss proposed rule amendments to the Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program. Carter Alleman at ca@stateside.com

September 22nd, 2014|Stateside News|

ALABAMA

The Department of Public Health will meet September 24 to hear proposed amendments to radiation control rules. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

September 22nd, 2014|Stateside News|

NEVADA

The Medical Care Advisory Committee will meet October 21 to receive updates regarding the Health Care Guidance Program and Applied Behavioral Analysis. Jeremy Haines at jnh@stateside.com

September 15th, 2014|Stateside News|

MISSISSIPPI

The Study Committee on Entertainment Industry Incentives will meet October 30 to evaluate existing incentives for the film, television, music and video game industries as well as discuss expanding these incentives. Jonathan Curry at jtc@stateside.com

September 15th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

KANSAS

The Joint Committee on State Building Construction will meet October 21 to review their five-year plan and tour several state owned buildings. Stephen Hellier at sjh@stateside.com

September 15th, 2014|Stateside News|

IOWA

The Fiscal Committee will meet October 20 to receive updates on Medicaid. Shelby King at smk@stateside.com

The Utilities Board will hold a workshop October 21 to explore a draft distributed generation checklist, which is part of the Board’s overall examination
of distributed generation in the state.

September 15th, 2014|Stateside News|

FLORIDA

The Miami Beach City Commission will meet October 22 to consider a resolution supporting local regulation and enforcement of single-use plastic bags. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

September 15th, 2014|Stateside News|

WISCONSIN

The Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing September 10 to discuss proposed amendments to rules concerning boat regulation and registration. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

September 8th, 2014|Stateside News|

WEST VIRGINIA

 

The Government Organization Subcommittee C will meet October 20 to discuss H.C.R. 119 regarding a study of municipalities to provide a private-public
financing option for commercial property owners. Sarah Hofmann at srh@stateside.com

The Joint Committee on Government Operations will meet October 21 to discuss the Regulatory Performance […]

September 8th, 2014|Stateside News|

RHODE ISLAND

A primary election will be held September 9 to determine the Democratic and Republican nominees for Governor; the Democratic and Republican nominees for Lieutenant Governor; and the Democratic and Republican nominees for House and Senate seats. Christopher Mitton at ccm@stateside.com

September 8th, 2014|Stateside News|

MASSACHUSETTS

The Department of Environmental Protection will meet October 27 to discuss draft regulations regarding clean energy standards. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

September 8th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

ILLINOIS

The Chicago City Council will meet October 27-31 to consider various aspects of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s (D) 2015 Executive Budget. [Agenda] William Higgins at wch@stateside.com

September 8th, 2014|Scrolling Text, Stateside News|

DELAWARE

The Board of Accountancy will hold a hearing October 15 to address proposed amendments to rules pertaining to firm ownership. Amy Goldlust at amg@stateside.com

September 8th, 2014|Stateside News|

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