August 5, 2019 •

Live from the Floor of the NCSL Annual Meeting

Check out everything happening, LIVE from the floor of the National Conference of State Legislators Legislative Summit!

Check out everything happening, LIVE from the floor of the National Conference of State Legislators Legislative Summit!

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August 7, 2017 •

We Will Be There – NCSL 2017!

If you follow me on Facebook you know moss does not grow under my feet. I travel wherever there are meetings where our fabulous clients are together. I knew a long time ago business was not going to stop in […]

If you follow me on Facebook you know moss does not grow under my feet. I travel wherever there are meetings where our fabulous clients are together. I knew a long time ago business was not going to stop in at our office on S. Summit Street in Akron, Ohio.

So, we are heading to the NCSL Legislative Summit in Boston for our 18th year. State and Federal Communications is well represented at the Summit and will be in Booth 730 in the exhibit hall. It is a very busy week in Boston, starting with the NCSL Executive Committee meeting Saturday afternoon.

When State and Federal Communications is involved, we are not the wallflowers in the room.

We are a sponsor to the State Government Affairs Council Late Night at House of Blues, and we have a few tickets left if you need one.

We are also sponsoring the coffee break in the exhibit hall on Tuesday, August 8, which is a help to the legislators who are trying to find a cup of coffee during the long day of sessions. And, in case you saw our Facebook ad about a cup of coffee, I can assure you this is 100% compliant.

We love seeing you out on the road. Do not hesitate to stop by and say hello. We will “State and Federalize” your badge.

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August 1, 2017 •

See You at the 2017 NCSL Legislative Summit in Boston!

State and Federal Communications is headed to the NCSL Legislative Summit in Boston. Stop by and see us at booth 730!  

State and Federal Communications is headed to the NCSL Legislative Summit in Boston. Stop by and see us at booth 730!

 

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May 2, 2017 •

Tennessee Legislators Considering Disclosure Requirements for Travel Expenses Provided by Lobbyists

The Tennessee House voted unanimously last week to require legislators to disclose travel expenses provided by anyone with an interest in public policy if the travel was for the purpose of educating a legislator with respect to said policy. The […]

tennessee_state_capitolThe Tennessee House voted unanimously last week to require legislators to disclose travel expenses provided by anyone with an interest in public policy if the travel was for the purpose of educating a legislator with respect to said policy.

The bill, as originally introduced, would cover national organizations such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), or other organizations where corporations provide scholarship funds for legislators to attend a conference.

The bill would require disclosure of the corporation or entity providing the scholarship or funding, but would not require specific dollar amounts.

The Senate passed an amendment to the House bill to exclude from the definition of travel expense any expense paid for by an organization of elected or appointed state government officials, or any other established and recognized organization serving as an umbrella organization for legislative officials and staff.

It has been placed back on the House calendar for early May.

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March 3, 2017 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our March calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello! March 6-9   PAC National PAC Conference, Miami Beach, Florida March 7   NCSL Foundation Lunch, Washington DC March 7   Women in Government Relations Leadership Program […]

MarchHere is our March calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello!

March 6-9   PAC National PAC Conference, Miami Beach, Florida

March 7   NCSL Foundation Lunch, Washington DC

March 7   Women in Government Relations Leadership Program Session #3, Washington, DC

March 9   Montgomery County Council – African American Affairs Advisory Group Meeting, Silver Spring, Maryland

March 12-14   NASPO Exchange – How to Market to State Governments, St. Louis, Missouri

March 14   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

March 23   NCSL Foundation and SGAC Annual Roundtable, Washington, DC

March 23-25   American Copy Editors Society National Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida

March 28   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

March 29-31   SGAC National Summit, New Orleans, Louisiana

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December 6, 2016 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our December calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello! December 6-9   NCSL Capitol Forum, Washington, DC December 6   SGAC Holiday Reception, Washington DC December 7   Ohio Holiday Reception, Washington, DC December 7   […]

december-calendarHere is our December calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello!

December 6-9   NCSL Capitol Forum, Washington, DC

December 6   SGAC Holiday Reception, Washington DC

December 7   Ohio Holiday Reception, Washington, DC

December 7   WGR Holiday Party, Washington, DC

December 8   DDC Advocacy Holiday Party, Washington, DC

December 11-14   COGEL Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

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November 23, 2016 •

2016 NCSL State Vote Recaps Campaign Finance Ballot Initiatives

The 2016 election was about a lot more than just a battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Across the country, states asked voters to consider a variety of ballot measures, including a few campaign finance issues. At the 2016 National Conference […]

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The 2016 election was about a lot more than just a battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Across the country, states asked voters to consider a variety of ballot measures, including a few campaign finance issues. At the 2016 National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) State Vote seminar held in Washington, D.C., Wendy Underhill recapped a number of those issues and the decisions that voters made on Nov. 8.

Both California and Washington held votes related to the United States Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United vs. FEC. Voters approved ballot measures that urged government leaders to use their power to work to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling, possibly through a constitutional amendment, if possible.

In Missouri, voters approved an initiative establishing limits on campaign contributions to candidates for state or judicial office; while in South Dakota, voters approved an initiative to create a publicly funded campaign finance program and an ethics commission.

For more from the NCSL State Vote seminar you can view some of the presentation slides here. To see a list of ballot measure election results of interest to government relations professionals, take a look at our 2016 election dashboard.

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November 15, 2016 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our November-December calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello! November 16-18   NABPAC Biennial Post-Election Conference, Breakers Palm Beach, Florida November 19-22   SGAC Leaders’ Policy Conference, Dana Point, California December 2   Advocacy Leaders Network […]

november-december-calendarHere is our November-December calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello!

November 16-18   NABPAC Biennial Post-Election Conference, Breakers Palm Beach, Florida

November 19-22   SGAC Leaders’ Policy Conference, Dana Point, California

December 2   Advocacy Leaders Network – Benchmarking, Training, & Next-Level Advocacy, Washington, DC

December 6-9   NCSL Capitol Forum, Washington, DC

December 7   Ohio Holiday Reception, Washington, DC

December 7   WGR Holiday Party, Washington, DC

December 11-14   COGEL Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

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September 2, 2016 •

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We had an amazing experience at the 2016 NCSL Legislative Summit. Our team offered immediate, up-to-date knowledge to clients throughout the week. You can benefit from the same expertise. We are always available to answer questions. Contact us today at […]

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We had an amazing experience at the 2016 NCSL Legislative Summit. Our team offered immediate, up-to-date knowledge to clients throughout the week.

You can benefit from the same expertise. We are always available to answer questions. Contact us today at info@stateandfed.com.

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August 9, 2016 •

Have a coffee on us at NCSL 2016!

State and Federal Communications is proud to be a sponsor of coffee at the NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit! Stop by the coffee table and say hello!

State and Federal Communications is proud to be a sponsor of coffee at the NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit! Stop by the coffee table and say hello!

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August 9, 2016 •

See Us Live at NCSL 2016 in Chicago!

State and Federal Communications is at NCSL 2016, August 8-11 in Chicago! Enjoy this live broadcast from our webcam at our booth #413.  Marketing Videos

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State and Federal Communications is at NCSL 2016, August 8-11 in Chicago! Enjoy this live broadcast from our webcam at our booth #413.
 

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August 9, 2016 •

The Dream Team is Back!

Elizabeth Bartz, president and CEO of State and Federal Communications offered her expertise on the government relations “Dream Team” at the NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit in Chicago. Bartz was joined by Brad Smith from the Center for Competitive Politics and […]

Elizabeth Bartz, president and CEO of State and Federal Communications offered her expertise on the government relations “Dream Team” at the NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit in Chicago. Bartz was joined by Brad Smith from the Center for Competitive Politics and Alexis Stangl, Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis, Minnesota. Here are some photos from their session, Campaign Finance: What It All Means.

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August 5, 2016 •

See You at NCSL!

We are on our way to the NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit in Chicago! See you there!  

We are on our way to the NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit in Chicago! See you there!

 

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August 1, 2016 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our August/September calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello! August 8-11   NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit, Chicago, IL August 18   Akron Roundtable, Akron, OH September 7-9   Practising Law Institute, Corporate Political Activities Seminar, Washington, […]

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Here is our August/September calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello!

August 8-11   NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit, Chicago, IL

August 18   Akron Roundtable, Akron, OH

September 7-9   Practising Law Institute, Corporate Political Activities Seminar, Washington, DC

September 15   Akron Roundtable, Akron, OH

September 26-28   PAC State and Local Government Relations Conference, Alexandria, VA

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