You have one more thing to do before you move on from the Minneapolis NCSL meeting: you need to follow-up.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s 111(d) proposed guidelines to reduce greenhouse gas emissions dominated the NARUC Summer Committee meetings.
The presence of Groups at the local government level is growing, and fast.
Before you pursue the new avenues of participation with smaller Regulatory Groups, be sure to read these pointers on successful engagement.
A surprise shared travel nightmare provided lessons about building relationships and attending difficult-to-reach meetings.
Paying attention to the military has become much more than a nod to patriotism for state and local officials Groups, but rather an urgent recognition that military-related challenges facing public officials, the Department of Defense (DoD) and business are converging like never before.
United States Environmental Protection Agency staff made clear their interest in reaching out to state officials at ECOS last week. The question is why.
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?
With hyper-partisanship continuing to rule Washington, D.C., the Attorneys General can serve as an example for other elected officials.
Dueling partisan messages became a surprising theme at the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting, held February 21-24 in Washington, D.C.