Local Policy, Health Care & Wellness
States and Cities Are Sometimes at Odds — But It Goes Beyond Preemption
April 25, 2023 | Bill Kramer
Public policymaking starts at the local level — national and state political debates often begin in cities, counties, and other local jurisdictions. Advocates and innovators are increasingly turning to city hall to enact public policy, resulting in a patchwork of laws and regulations across the country. But monitoring the actions of thousands of localities — municipalities, counties, townships, and special districts — can be a monumental task. MultiState’s local service alerts you of activity before it happens, in over 4,850 local jurisdictions across the country (and growing).Get Started
MultiState has a sophisticated process to alert you to activity in thousands of local jurisdictions. When the city council, county commission, or school board posts an agenda item relevant to you, you’ll be the first to know. Since our service was first established more than years ago, it has expanded to cover more than 4,850 jurisdictions nationwide, and that number continues to grow daily.
Our local government monitoring is founded on the work of our experienced policy analysts, not scattered keyword searching or blanket web crawling. MultiState policy analysts scour city and county websites on an ongoing basis in order to identify upcoming action and send you advanced notice. When an issue important to you is identified on an agenda, it is immediately integrated into your custom online tracking database and you’ll receive an email alert. We put eyes on every single document we locate, ensuring we consistently identify any and all issues relevant to you. If documents are not provided online, we contact localities directly to help facilitate document collection and follow up with jurisdictions once an issue has been identified to establish next steps in the process. Depending on your needs, our team can also monitor ballot measures, social media, news reports, and press releases.
On the local level, a casual conversation can turn into an ordinance practically overnight. We know that timing is imperative — so as soon as we know, you’ll know. Our alerts are sent directly to your inbox and customized to fit your workflow. Snapshots are sent each hour, provided new information is available, alerting you to the local action that has been uncovered. MultiState’s online issue management platform houses all your local ordinance information and allows you to easily view and export the data, as well as create and schedule your own snapshots to fit your team’s unique needs.
Before we can identify what’s out there, we have to understand what issues matter to you. What’s impacting you and how? What’s your objective? Understanding your strategy helps us ensure we identify only what will be most useful to you. If things change, we want to know. This is the start of a collaborative relationship — as your issues evolve, we evolve with you.
Our people are your strategic advantage. Because our analysts are an extension of your team, they’ll support you with a level of service that’s unmatched. You’ll receive custom, timely feedback.
MultiState’s industry-leading technology is the solution you need to focus on what’s important. Our tracking tools are tailored specifically to you, your goals, and your team — saving you time and making you more efficient.
Keeping track of your mission-critical issues doesn’t have to be a chore. Let us sort through the thousands of localities which may be acting on the issues impacting your organization — leaving you with more bandwidth to focus on your advocacy goals.
“For almost 20 years, MultiState has led the industry in local government monitoring. We can help you track any local issue important to your organization.”
Senior Director, Local Operations
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