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.
Can you turn that casual invitation into a formal visit by a governor?
The question really is, “what additional information should our company release?”
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.
If you wait for proposed regulations to be published in state registers or in many cases even wait for board or commission agendas to announce regulatory activity, you may be too late to effectively advocate for your company’s or association’s interests. You may have been searching for regs in all the wrong places.
What happens if an industry doesn’t have a state trade association, or doesn’t have the resources to have a presence in every state?
Understanding the perspective of the lobbyist, in addition to that of the client, is valuable.
Governor Rick Perry’s recent announcement that he will not seek a 4th full term in 2014 was a recent reminder that relationships are important in our business. The sharp reminder is that no one stays in office forever.