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

Michael Behm participated in the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee’s (RLCC) National Meeting on behalf of clients. Mark Anderson strategized with a client about adverse state legislation that is soon to be introduced. Robert Holden drafted comments for submission by a client to a national policy group. Dusty Brighton assisted a client in identifying key legislative trends within their industry. Stephanie Reich presented to the Army Congressional Fellowship Program on the relationship between executive branch agencies and the legislative branch in local government. Josh Fisher organized meetings for a client to occur during the upcoming National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s (NAIC) Summer Meeting. Steve Arthur provided information to state officials regarding pending federal legislation.

For the Week of August 3, 2015 

The following 5 state legislatures are meeting actively this week: ALABAMA, ILLINOIS, NEW JERSEY, NORTH CAROLINA and WISCONSIN.

Also meeting: GUAM.

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


The Republican Attorneys General Association will hold its Summer National Meeting August 1-4 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Steve Arthur at

The National Conference of State Legislatures will hold its Legislative Summit August 3-6 in Seattle, Washington. Michael Behm at

The National Association of Local Boards of Health will hold its Annual Conference August 5-7 in Lexington, Kentucky. Josh Fisher at

The Republican Lieutenant Governors Association will hold its National Meeting August 8-11 in Asheville, North Carolina. Michael Behm at

The National Association of State Budget Officers will hold its Annual Meeting August 9-12 in Stowe, Vermont. Meghan Holihan at


The Orange County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing August 4 to consider an ordinance adding permitting procedures for small residential solar systems. Scott Heneveld at

The San Diego City Council will meet August 4 to discuss a proposed ordinance repealing various tobacco advertising provisions and amending other provisions to regulate the advertising and promotion of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes. Scott Heneveld at

The Santa Clara City Council will hold a public outreach meeting August 5 regarding the minimum wage. Scott Heneveld at


The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold public hearings August 4 to discuss proposed amendments to two air regulations pertaining to emission standards. Amy Goldlust at


The Department of Education will hold public meetings August 6 to discuss amendments to rules concerning educator certification. Becky Lukaesko at


The Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing August 4 regarding proposed amendments to its air quality regulations with respect to sulfur limitations. Rebecca Kelly at


The Health Policy Commission will hold a public hearing August 8 to discuss proposed amendments to health insurance consumer protection and open enrollment waivers. Stefanie Frank at


A primary election will be held August 4 for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General, as well as House and Senate seats. Jordan Kroll at


The House Committee on Judiciary II will meet August 4 to discuss H.B. 482, which creates the Employee Misclassification Task Force to determine the status of independent contractors. Arielle McAloon at


The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing August 4 to discuss the proposed amendments to hazardous waste management rules. Stefanie Frank at


The City of Nashville will hold a general election August 6 for the office of the Mayor and all 41 of its Metro Council seats. Scott Heneveld at


The Spotsylvania County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing August 5 to consider amendments to Commercial, Office and Industrial Zoning Districts. Scott Heneveld at


The City of Seattle will hold a primary election August 4 for all nine of its City Council seats. Scott Heneveld at


The Jackson Town Council will meet August 3 to consider an ordinance pertaining to short-term rentals. Scott Heneveld at