Stateside® Weekly Roundup

Each week we highlight some of the Advocacy/Consulting activities undertaken on behalf of clients. For Case Studies and other information about Stateside’s Issue Management practices, please contact Tim Riordan at

Mark Anderson strategized with a client regarding adverse legislation that is expected to be introduced this fall. Michael Behm assisted a client in securing a lobbyist for a state procurement effort. Robert Holden advised an association client developing their 2016 legislative advocacy budget. Steve Arthur assisted a client in developing a 2016 legislative engagement strategy. Dusty Brighton advised a client about amending a bill in committee. Josh Fisher assisted a client in identifying key legislative trends in preparation for the 2016 legislative session.

For the Week of August 24, 2015 

The following 9 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: CALIFORNIA, ILLINOIS, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, NEW JERSEY, NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA and WISCONSIN.


For the most current information on partisan splits, bill introduction deadlines and the 2015 legislative session, go to:

There are no Groups events to report.


The City of Phoenix will hold a general election August 25 for the office of the Mayor and four City Council seats. Peter Einisman at

The City of Tucson will hold a primary election August 25 for the office of the Mayor and three City Council seats. Peter Einisman at


The City of St. Petersburg will hold a primary election August 25 for four City Council seats. Peter Einisman at

The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public meeting August 25 to discuss a draft report on the expansion of use of reclaimed water, storm water and excess surface water. Becky Lukaesko at


The Iowa Insurance Division will hold a hearing August 27 to address proposed amendments to rules that prescribe the terms and conditions under which broker-dealers, investment advisers and securities offerings operate. Amy Goldlust at


The Division of Securities will hold a public hearing August 28 to discuss proposed rule-governing forms, fees, filling procedures and recordkeeping requirements pursuant to the Kentucky Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption. Stefanie Frank at


The Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology will meet August 26 to discuss the production and use of energy storage technology in Maryland, as well the use of big data to assist government in providing public services for education, law, human services and health. Arielle McAloon at


The Public Utilities Commission will hold a workshop August 25 to discuss docket 15-06054 in relation to the Solar Energy Systems Incentive Program. Stefanie Frank at


The Legislative Health and Human Services Committee will meet August 24-27 to discuss updates from the Health Care Work Force Pipeline panel and the Behavioral Health Services Division. Patrick Gallaher at


The Department of Environmental Conservation will hold a public hearing August 24 to discuss proposed amendments to greenhouse gas and zero-emission vehicle emission standards. Stefanie Frank at


The House will reconvene August 25 from summer recess. Erin Thompson at


The Berkeley County Council will meet August 24 to consider a bill adjusting 911 service fees. Peter Einisman at


The Utah Tax Review Commission will meet August 27 to discuss earmarking of the state’s Sales and Use Tax. Jason Hopkins at


The Health Care Authority will hold a public hearing August 25 regarding proposed amendments to rules concerning requests for non-covered health care services. Rebecca Kelly at

The Liquor Control Board will hold a public hearing August 26 regarding a proposed rule concerning discounts provided by distributors and suppliers of spirits and wine to retail licensees. Rebecca Kelly at


The Janesville City Council will meet August 24 to consider an ordinance prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes in locations where smoking is currently prohibited. Peter Einisman at

The Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections will meet August 25 to discuss S.B. 47, which requires a municipal clerk to respond to an absentee ballot request within one business day of receiving it. Jordan Kroll at


The Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee will meet August 24-25 to receive updates on the King v. Burwell case, the Wyoming Small Employer Health Reinsurance Program and the Affordable Care Act’s Cadillac tax impact on the Wyoming government. The committee will discuss the workers’ compensation rate band formula, direct primary care, medical education, public health, nursing incentive programs and hospital funding in regards to certificates of need. Zeynab Abdul at

The Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Interim Committee will meet August 27-28 to discuss President Barack Obama’s (D) Clean Power Plan proposal, carbon capture storage and sequestration, and proposed legislation from the Department of Environmental Quality. John Keane at