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On Jan. 19, FiscalNote CEO Tim Hwang spoke in Munich at DLD15. Hwang joined a panel of young entrepreneurs who are leveraging technology to create new solutions to old problems. Specifically, he addressed the “dizzying pace of legal and regulatory activism.” “The political uncertainty that is currently out there is serving as an incredible barrier […]

Football is a staple of American culture, and that passion can be seen in the state legislatures. Leading into the week of the Super Bowl, 176 active bills contained the word “football” in their language. Of these bills, 116 were directly related to the sport while 60 only mention it in passing. An analysis of […]

Marijuana, genetically modified foods, and renewable energy are among many issues policy experts will be keeping an eye on this year. (Stock photo by Dave Meier)

As state legislature sessions start warming up, a range of bills are expected to make news in the coming months. They range from consumer protection to creative taxation and serve as interesting examples as other legislatures look on. Crime Marijuana Legalization Marches On: Arizona HB 2007 HB 2007 would create an entire (legal) regulatory structure […]

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As gas utilization decreases across the country, states are experiencing diminishing gas tax revenues, likely due to the increased use of electric and hybrid vehicles by consumers. In response, states are looking to impose fees on electric vehicles to ensure that drivers contribute to the maintenance of state infrastructure. Colorado, Nebraska, Virginia  (which recently limited […]

1. Your Time Is Valuable Problem: Your contract lobbyists want you to fly to several hearings and meetings across state capitals and you are unsure which to prioritize. Solution: At any given time, five hearings on five different issues you care about will be scheduled in California, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Virginia. Your contract lobbyists […]

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Most people in the United States purchase internet and television services from major broadband providers such as Comcast, Cox, RCN, and Verizon; however, some municipalities, for varying reasons, have built their own broadband networks to serve their communities. Chattanooga, TN and Bristol, VA are commonly cited examples of municipal broadband networks in the US. Municipal […]

Triclosan bills across the states, image from FiscalNote Prophecy

The word “triclosan” may not ring a bell right away, but if you take a look at the soaps and cleaning products in your home, you’ll likely see it on the list of active ingredients. Triclosan is an antibacterial agent found in many products including detergents, toothpastes, shampoos, and surgical instruments. It is a “broad-spectrum” […]

DC-based technology firm uses cutting-edge artificial intelligence to forecast legislative outcomes and provide regulatory analysis Washington, DC – FiscalNote, the premier legislative and regulatory analytics firm, today announced $7 million of Series A funding led by Visionnaire Ventures, a joint fund between Taizo Son and Temasek, the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund. FiscalNote intends to continue […]

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It is no secret that the United States is behind other countries when it comes to student performance in STEM subject areas. In response to this troubling data, many states have taken the initiative to discuss various policies to boost STEM participation at the K-12 level. One of the hottest topics in the states is […]

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The 2014 mid-term elections weren’t just a victory for the GOP at the national level — US state legislatures are now dominated by the Republican Party to an extent not seen for almost a century. Republicans gained ground in nearly every section of the country, flipping legislatures from New Hampshire to Nevada. A brief look […]

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