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NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit

NCSL Legislative Summit Recap (blog)The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) held its 2016 Legislative Summit in Chicago, Illinois this past week. Over 5,000 state legislators, staff, corporate, trade association, advocacy group and union attendees participated in over a hundred issue sessions, task force and committee meetings to discuss a […]

By |August 15th, 2016|Groups Events Recaps|

August 9 Primary Results Highlights

August 9 Primary Results HighlightsFour states – Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin – held primaries yesterday for several local, state and federal races. In case you missed it, here are the highlights of the primary results:

  • In Vermont’s open seat gubernatorial race, Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott (R) defeated […]
By |August 10th, 2016|2016 Elections News and Updates|

August 2 Primary Results Highlights

Four states held primaries yesterday for several local, state and federal races. Michigan, Kansas, Washington and Missouri closed their polls on Tuesday, August 2, setting the stage for the general elections in November. 

In case you missed it, here are the highlights of the primary results:

  • In Washington, Governor Jay Inslee (D) and Seattle Port […]
By |August 4th, 2016|2016 Elections News and Updates|

ECOS STEP Meeting 2016

ASTSWMO & AAPCA Spring MeetingsThe Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) met July 21 in Washington, D.C. for its annual State Environmental Protection Meeting themed “Making Connections: Water, Air, and Energy Innovation.”

The dialogue between ECOS members, the private sector and NGOs included discussions of:

  • Control of […]
By |July 25th, 2016|Groups Events Recaps|

Donald Trump Has Picked Governor Pence, What Happens Now in Indiana?

By Steve Arthur, Vice President

How Will This Affect the Indiana Governors Race?Donald Trump just tweeted that he will select Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his Vice Presidential running mate. Unlike other states, Indiana does not allow a person to be a candidate for both […]

By |July 15th, 2016|2016 Elections News and Updates|

NAAG Consumer Protection Meeting

NAAG Consumer Protection MeetingThe NAAG Consumer Protection Meeting was held May 23-25 in Washington, D.C. As usual, Monday afternoon was the only session open to the private sector. The public session opened with lunch and a welcome by Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, Co-Chair of the NAAG Consumer Protection Committee. […]

By |May 27th, 2016|Groups Events Recaps|

Drinking Water—What’s Next?

By Robert Maurice, Manager, State Issues and Erin Thompson, Senior Legislative Associate

Drinking Water and PFCS - What's Next?Water quality has been thrust into the national spotlight in recent years. Between the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, King Gold Mine spill in Colorado, Yellowstone River oil […]

By |May 20th, 2016|Blogs, Environment, Regulatory Issues|

Alex, I’ll take ‘States That Haven’t Passed a Budget’ for $2016

By Vytas AukstuolisZack Cairns, Raymond Durham and Holly Yanai, Legislative Associates

Illinois Budget Impasse ContinuesForty-nine states finalized their FY 2016 budgets months ago, leaving Illinois the last state without a budget. Until April, Pennsylvania was the only other state without a budget after a nine-month impasse. […]

By |May 13th, 2016|Blogs, Legislative Issues|

ASTSWMO & AAPCA Spring Meetings

ASTSWMO & AAPCA Spring MeetingsThe Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) and the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) held their Spring Meetings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Columbia, South Carolina. Discussions included:

  • Risk communication among the states in advance of a May issuance […]
By |May 13th, 2016|Groups Events Recaps|

NAAG Southern Region Meeting

NAAG Southern Region Meeting and Evolving FederalismThe NAAG Southern Region Meeting was held April 18-19 in Atlanta and was focused on federalism and the role of state attorneys general in a number of issue areas. Eight attorneys general were in attendance as well as senior staff from 14 states and […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Groups Events Recaps|