Stateside News

Your “Groups” Participation Resolutions for the New Year…

We are already two weeks into the New Year and many of you – having returned to your offices from a long holiday break – are just now beginning to reflect on those resolutions you made in late December for 2010. 

Putting aside those commitments you made about losing weight, saving more money or drinking less, let’s focus on an […]

January 14th, 2010|Blogs, Groups|

WHEN BUDGETS SLIDE, LEADERS CLIMB

Regardless of the importance of the SGR mission, budgets are going to influence how much you can accomplish. Consider this advice as you prioritize for 2010.

January 8th, 2010|Blogs, Issue Management|

Demystifying CSG’s Suggested State Legislation Process

Few other state officials meetings or forums capture the attention – and stimulate the heart rates – of government affairs professionals as does the Council of State Governments’ Committee on Suggested State Legislation.  We pour through the Committee Dockets the minute they are released searching for those bills, or that one law, that caused us so much heartburn earlier […]

November 5th, 2009|Blogs, Groups|

EIGHT THINGS LOBBYISTS SAY ABOUT ONE ANOTHER

Finding the right state lobbyist for your organization is a key skill. Here is a source of information you may not have considered.

November 4th, 2009|Blogs, Issue Management|

TIME TO RETREAT

Annual state government relations program retreats or planning meetings hold great potential...if planned and executed effectively.

October 27th, 2009|Blogs, Issue Management|

Piercing the “Regulatory Group” Veil

There are numerous national groups of state regulators covering every imaginable regulatory arena.  The Environmental Council of the States, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the National Association of County Health Officials are just a few of the Regulatory Groups that meet on a regular basis to discuss national issues, advocate positions on federal policy and share information and […]

October 19th, 2009|Blogs, Groups|

CLIENTS WANTED

Ensuring that you have internal customers for your issue management program is Job #1.

October 13th, 2009|Blogs, Issue Management|