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Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Congress Debates Funding its Own School Lunch Standards

Do kids really eat their vegetables? Should French fries count as vegetables? These are among the questions debated in Washington as politicians divide over whether to roll back recently imposed standards for school lunches. In 2010, Congress handily passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which led the U.S. Department of Agriculture to set standards for […]

A Deeper Look at the Three US Reps Running for Georgia Senate Seat

Much has been made of the amount of outside spending flooding into Georgia, where tomorrow’s crowded Republican primary to replace retiring U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss remains tight. It looks like Michelle Nunn will win the Democratic nomination, but the winner of the Republican primary may not receive the minimum number of votes needed to be […]

5 Reasons You Could Use a Legislative Tracking Service

We speak with many government relations firms and nonprofit groups that do lobbying work, and a significant portion of these groups aren’t using any kind of legislative tracking service. We believe that they’re missing out on a valuable tool to help them save time and organize their efforts. If any of the following apply to […]

Tillis v. Hagan: Understanding the North Carolina Senate Race

In a nail-biter, Republican establishment candidate Thom Tillis, Speaker of the North Carolina state House of Representatives, prevailed over his Tea Party challenger in the primary for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Senator Kay Hagan, a Democrat. Tillis won by more than expected, avoiding a runoff with 46% of the primary vote. Pundits […]

State Legislators Across the Country Weigh Concealed Carry Laws

Many state legislators support allowing for concealed weapons on school campuses as a way to stop, as the NRA put it, “a bad guy with a gun.” One Florida Representative called gun-free zones “the most dangerous places in America.” To restrict those zones, at least 19 states have, in the past year, introduced legislation that […]