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Federal health law driving state debates

Federal health law driving state debates | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it
Legislatures argued about quite a few health care bills in 2011.
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Jeffrey Rosen: SOPA: A Bad Solution To A Very Real Problem

Jeffrey Rosen: SOPA: A Bad Solution To A Very Real Problem | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it

The Web protests that led to a collapse of support in the House and Senate for two ill-designed antipiracy bills are a cause for celebration. In their current forms, both the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate are heavy-handed ...

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What "Right to Work" Means for Indiana's Workers: A Pay Cut - The Nation.

What "Right to Work" Means for Indiana's Workers: A Pay Cut - The Nation. | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it
What "Right to Work" Means for Indiana's Workers: A Pay CutThe Nation.As soon as the calendar turned over, the fight began anew, with both the Republican leadership and the Chamber of Commerce declaring RTW a top priority.
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Primary and Caucus Dates

Primary and Caucus Dates | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it
With two presidential nominating events complete (Iowa’s caucuses and New Hampshire’s primary), people are checking calendars to learn what’s next.
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Business taxes back on Michigan lawmakers' agenda

Business taxes back on Michigan lawmakers' agenda | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it
Fresh off lowering Michigan's overall business taxes in a bid to boost economic growth, Republicans will aim to eliminate or phase out a state tax paid on business equipment in 2012.
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McDonnell pitches rest-of-term goals

McDonnell pitches rest-of-term goals | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell laid out a sweeping vision for the final two years of his tenure Wednesday evening, asking the General Assembly to help him create jobs, invest in education and transportation, and shore up the state’s depleted...
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Gay marriage question to appear on 2012 ballots

Gay marriage question to appear on 2012 ballots | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it

Voters in at least four states could be asked to weigh in on the issue of same-sex marriage in the general elections this year.

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GOP Voters Still Unenthused About Presidential Field

GOP Voters Still Unenthused About Presidential Field | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it
Republican voters continue to express mixed views of the party's presidential field. Roughly half (51%) of Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters say the candidates are excellent or good, while 44% say they are only fair or poor.
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In Annapolis, jobs is Job One - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online

In Annapolis, jobs is Job One - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it
In Annapolis, jobs is Job OneGazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online... vice president of government affairs for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce in areas such as economic development, health insurance, small business, taxes and tort reform.
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2012 Legislative Sessions are Off and Running

2012 Legislative Sessions are Off and Running | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it

Happy New Year! Or should I say, Happy New Session? The start of the year means that most state legislators are returning to work and convening their sessions. Legislatures in 46 states and six territories are meeting...

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With public employment stagnant, groups urge lawmakers to let private sector grow - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online

With public employment stagnant, groups urge lawmakers to let private sector grow - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it
With public employment stagnant, groups urge lawmakers to let private sector growGazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online...
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Rick Scott Takes Credit for Jobs, Economic Growth — But Data ...

Rick Scott Takes Credit for Jobs, Economic Growth — But Data ... | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it
... of the most unpopular politicians in the country. A December poll by Public Policy Polling in North Carolina, which works mostly with Democrats, showed his approval rating was 26 percent, the lowest of any governor in the country.
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Chamber seeks alliances to build region's future « Columbia ...

Chamber seeks alliances to build region's future « Columbia ... | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it
Led by Lexington Mayor and Chamber of Commerce President Randy Halfacre, the coalition, a broader region encompassing 11 counties, is looking to rival the Upstate and Lowcountry as influencers of public policy.
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Christie lets loose on Gingrich

TODAYS TAKE: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called Newt Gingrich an “embarrassment to the party” after Gingrich won the South Carolina Republican primary on Saturday (January 21).
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Protect IP Act Senate whip count - OpenCongress Wiki

Protect IP Act Senate whip count - OpenCongress Wiki | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it

We are seeking to get each U.S. senator on-record with their position on the Protect IP Act of 2011 (known as "whipping the vote" in DC-speak). By forcing votes out into the open, the public has a greater opportunity to give their senators feedback before the vote.

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Medicaid anti-smoking program saved big money, study says

Medicaid anti-smoking program saved big money, study says | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it

It’s long been thought that stopping people from smoking yields rewards only in the distant future. New research disputes that theory.

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Ariz. governor seeking tax changes for businesses

Ariz. governor seeking tax changes for businesses | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it
Ariz. governor seeking tax changes for businesses, Gov. Jan Brewer's staff on Wednesday sketched out a plan to lighten the burden on small business both with tax relief and clearer rules in both the income- and sales-tax codes.
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Jobs dominate Tomblin's State of the State 

Jobs dominate Tomblin's State of the State  | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it

Calling on legislators to help build a "better, stronger and more vibrant West Virginia," Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's second State of the State address emphasized efforts to grow jobs, improve public education and mine safety, deal with statewide drug abuse issues, and to pay down the state's multi-billion-dollar long-term liability for health care for retired state and public school employees.

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O’Malley springs sales-tax surprise on assembly

O’Malley springs sales-tax surprise on assembly | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it
Gov. Martin O’Malley surprised Maryland lawmakers Wednesday by suggesting an increase in the state sales tax, jump-starting the 2012 General Assembly on what was expected to be a largely ceremonial first day.
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Republicans assert power in Virginia Senate

Republicans assert power in Virginia Senate | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it

Republicans reshaped the Virginia Senate on Wednesday (January 11), relying on GOP Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling to help them organize the tied chamber in their favor.

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'Castle Doctrine' laws provoke heated debate

'Castle Doctrine' laws provoke heated debate | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it

Most states give citizens an explicit right to protect themselves in thier homes. But just how far does that right extend? A number of states are pondering that question.

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Legislative Agenda lists Chamber priorities - Maryville Daily Forum

Legislative Agenda lists Chamber priorities - Maryville Daily Forum | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it
Legislative Agenda lists Chamber prioritiesMaryville Daily ForumThe recently published 2012 Legislative Agenda produced by the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce calls on Missouri lawmakers to fully fund the state's foundation formula for...
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Federal Court Rejects Texas Legislature's Claim of Legislative Privilege

Federal Court Rejects Texas Legislature's Claim of Legislative Privilege | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it

Earlier this week a federal district court judge in Washington, D.C. ordered the Texas Legislature to hand over documents that it had withheld in a dispute over redistricting maps.

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Chamber elects new president - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA

Chamber elects new president - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it
"Since 1925, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has been advocating for public policies that foster a strong competitive economic environment that benefits businesses, communities and families across Canada" Oden said in a news ...
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Supreme Court Takes on Federalism Cases: Big Impact on States

Supreme Court Takes on Federalism Cases: Big Impact on States | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it

The U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing three major cases that deal with federalism this term, cases that are expected to draw bright lines on where state and federal powers begin and end. Below are brief descriptions...

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Wyatt Nelson's curator insight, February 11, 10:52 PM

This is interesting because the Supreme Court will be hearing 3 cases about the power of state and federal governments and where the line should be drawn.

Ian (ACL) Whitney's comment, February 16, 11:59 AM
This was really interesting and makes me really think were the line should really be drawn.
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Greater Conejo Valley Chamber to recognize man and woman of the year - Ventura County Star

Greater Conejo Valley Chamber to recognize man and woman of the year - Ventura County Star | Chamber Lobbyist | Scoop.it
Greater Conejo Valley Chamber to recognize man and woman of the yearVentura County StarShe is a benefactor of Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy and has supported Conejo Valley organizations including the Alliance for the Arts, New...
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