Save Time on Your Weekly Legislative Reports

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Which one of the three scenarios below describes your work process to create a weekly report on legislative activity? You are the lobbyist for an association and once a week you need to create the summary of activity at the capitol during the legislative session. The text is pretty easy to write because you have… Read more »

Overcome the Challenges of Being a Professional Lobbyist

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Of all the professions to enter, the job of a professional lobbyist can be one of the most challenging. If you look at it from purely the revenue generating side, a lobbying firm needs to find clients that want to pay to have someone represent them at the state capitol, and not all businesses need… Read more »

Major Upgrades to the 2014 State Legislative Tracking Software from Capitol Impact

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Capitol Impact continues to build on its software theme of better communication and more functionality for lobbyists that need to track legislation. With the start of the 2014 legislative session right around the corner in all states we will be releasing the following upgrades to our legislative tracking system.

Do you have Legislative Tracking Tunnel Vision?

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One task that is common amongst government affairs personnel across the country is tracking and monitoring state and federal legislation. Depending on the size and nature of the organization, a government affairs professional may monitor hundreds of bills that are moving through the state capitol. As a result, many organizations use legislative tracking systems to… Read more »

Improving Legislative Engagement: A Guest Article by the Louisiana District Attorneys Association

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This week we have a guest article from the Louisiana District Attorneys Association. LDAA has been using Capitol Impact’s legislative tracking system to great success over the past few years, enabling them to share legislative information with their association members and better understand how each bill would affect the Louisiana district attorneys. LDAA has been… Read more »

Your State-Based Organization Needs More Than Just Your State’s Legislation

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Many organizations across the country utilize software to track legislation at their state capitol. Whether you are monitoring bills on behalf of an association, a state agency, or an institution of higher education, you need to closely monitor the goings on at the capitol to ensure that the issues that concern your organization are represented… Read more »

What Should You Expect From a Legislative Tracking System?

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Many organizations around the country track state and federal legislation during their respective legislative session. If your organization utilizes legislative tracking software to keep up to speed on the latest legislation you probably know the basics. Legislative tracking software can help track bills and organize them into lists. Depending on the software, the legislation is… Read more »

Use Legislative Tracking Software to Grow Your Client List

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Professional lobbying firms are always trying to attract new clients. Professional firms typically have two types of clients: regular clients return each year with reoccurring legislative issues, and organizations that are affected by new legislation that are looking for experts to help them deal with the issues. Like all businesses, professional firm must also deal… Read more »

Capitol Impact Introduces ‘Near Real Time’ Legislative Updates

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States legislative systems all across the country are moving towards offering more frequent updates of information about legislation on their websites. This means that during the course of a day the status of a piece of legislation may change multiple times rather than once every 24 hours. Capitol Impact has been working toward also being… Read more »