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Meet Our Expert – Ken Kelewae

What are your areas of expertise? I work on computers and networks.  I enjoy finding the solutions to issues, hardware or software.  I learn something new each day. How many years of experience do you have at State and Federal […]

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Q: I have taken on a new role handling our company’s government outreach in Florida. I will likely be lobbying both state and local officials. Where do I get started? A: Florida offers a labyrinth of compliance issues for state […]

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By the time you’re reading this article, I would have assisted in organizing my 3rd Women in Government Relations (WGR) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Summit, and my 2nd one serving as WGR’s DEI Committee Chair! One of the things […]

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Good morning, Denver. The State and Federal Communications team flew to town yesterday and today we are setting up our booth. In fact, this is our 22nd year at NCSL…Would have been 23 had it not been for the pandemic. […]

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Meet Michael Beckett, Esq., Associate Director, Research Services! What are your areas of expertise? I direct the Research Department and oversee website content regarding lobbying, campaign finance, ethics and gifts, procurement, and pay-to-play. How long have you been with State […]

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On July 4, 2022, America will celebrate 246 years of independence from Great Britain’s rule, as the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. This important document professed “…that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their […]

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Question: I am hiring an outside lobbying firm soon. What sorts of compliance issues should I be watching for? Answer: You no doubt have a list of criteria you use when evaluating an outside firm’s ability to advocate for your […]

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July 1, 2022 is the 29th anniversary of State and Federal Communications, Inc. Yes, 29 years! I wanted to see the percentage of small businesses who are still around for 29 years. What is the average age of small business […]

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National/Federal 2022 Primary Results: Alabama Senate runoff, D.C. and Virginia primaries CBS News – Fin Gómez and Aaron Navarro | Published: 6/21/2022 Virginia and the District of Columbia held primaries on June 21 and Georgia also held runoff elections, but perhaps […]

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Emone Smith & Parents

On June 14, I had the privilege of joining Finance Administrative Assistant Emone Smith and her parents, Stewart and Ethel Satterwhite at a meeting with the Summit Metro Parks at the Himelright Lodge on Cuyahoga Street in Akron. This was […]

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Meet Amber Fish Linke, Esq., Director, Client and Product Operations! What are your areas of expertise? I lead the Compliance and Research departments’ daily operations to meet our consulting and publication clients’ needs regarding lobbying, campaign finance, ethics and gifts, […]

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Lady Justice - by Edward Lich from Pixabay

Question: I am planning to give a state legislator a permissible gift. I know I need to include it on my next lobbying disclosure report. Do I need to worry about anything else to make sure I am compliant with […]

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I have been thinking a lot lately about the term “allyship,” and what it truly means to me as I continue to move through my DEI journey. Does it mean calling out unfairness or injustice against another right when it […]

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2014 Gov Ridge & Elizabeth Bartz

Do you know my friend Governor Tom Ridge? Of course, you do. He was this country’s first Secretary of Homeland Security after the September 11th attacks. He was appointed by President George W Bush days after the attacks to head […]

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