Excellent information and perspective is at the heart of any successful State and Local Government Affairs Program.
Anything less is a handicap. Stateside develops and delivers unmatched state legislative tracking services for issue managers. And, Stateside information – unlike all other firms – provides clients with the critical element missing from all other state legislative tracking services: perspective. The Stateside approach, in-house professionals, methodologies, delivery options and unmatched staff support are all aligned with the needs and expectations of state and local government affairs managers.
Stateside’s Approach to Legislative Monitoring
We are a people-focused government affairs firm and we always will be. We do not perform our legislative monitoring by using keywords, Internet search engines or scouring state databases to identify legislative issues or proposals for our clients. In-house professionals perform all of the monitoring for our clients.
Resources & Methodology
One cannot monitor and report about something that one does not understand. Period. Effective state legislative monitoring requires issue knowledge, state knowledge and client knowledge. At Stateside, issue expertise, state expertise, client knowledge and robust use of many information resources are hallmarks of the legislative monitoring service.
Other key elements of Stateside’s service include:
Professionals perform all of the monitoring at Stateside and our extensive staff of legislative associates are available to respond to client needs for additional information or assistance – at no additional charge.
All monitored bills are checked daily for committee action. Hearing alerts are sent to clients in advance of all published hearings.
Priority bill and hearing alerts are delivered via email to the client as the client’s iStateLink web portal is updated with the same information simultaneously.
Bill summaries are written in-house and customized for each client based on a complete reading of the text.
Current bill text is attached to each bill report. Previous bill versions and amendments are also linked whenever available.
iStateLink is the most dynamic web portal in the market for the delivery of custom legislative, regulatory and local government monitoring information. Dynamic maps, an interactive calendar for tracking hearings and the ability to link client documents to reports are just a few of the many features.