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State Revolving Doors:  Where They Exist and What They Might Mean

Last year’s elections and term limits in 15 states have provided an opportunity for quite a few former state legislators to consider how to proceed with their involvement in the public policy process. Some may now move to serve in the executive branch as a department...

A Primer: Three Key State Government Relations Groups

For state government relations professionals, travel is one of the top job requirements. Travel requirements are not only due to the nature of our work and the 50 state capitals spread across the country, but also because there are a large number of organizations to...

Gift Season is Upon Us, But It's a Year-Round Concern

Not understanding the law about gifts can lead to a fair amount of trouble for a lobbyist, the lobbyist's employer, and government officials. This summer, MultiState Associates conducted a comprehensive review of state gift laws for public officials and whether or not a...

Election Update 2016: Governors Races

The MultiState Election Team has been hard at work following state and local elections, including all 12 gubernatorial contests. With six open seats, we're guaranteed to see new faces, but the big question is whether there will be significant changes in partisan control. As...

Once Again, the States Are Way Ahead of National Politics: Current Governors with Business Backgrounds

The 2016 presidential debate has revolved around what type of candidate is best fit to run the highest executive office in the world – a political insider with a long resume of senior positions versus a businessperson with no political/public service background whatsoever.

2016 State Legislative Elections Preview

As a follow up to our earlier blog on the gubernatorial elections, we want to now focus on the over 6,000 out of 7,383 total seats in the 50 state legislatures that will be up for grabs this fall, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Please note...

2016 Gubernatorial Elections Preview

With so much (all?) of the focus on the presidential election, as well as races for the U.S. House and Senate, it's easy to forget that 12 governors' races will also be decided on election day, and most states have legislative elections this year as well. With this in...

Groups Season Is Upon Us

There are so many groups which state government relations professionals can be involved with that the entire year could be considered “Groups Season,” but it really begins in earnest with the National Governors Association Winter Meeting, which was held this past weekend...

Lobbying Compliance Violations: No Mere Parking Ticket

We've all had a parking ticket. Frustrating, and one of those things, had we paid more attention, that could have been avoided. Failing to comply with lobbying laws, no matter how “minor” the transgression, is not in the parking ticket category. A mistake, inadvertent or...

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