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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 […]

Larry Hogan

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 […]

Students at HackMIT

Universities across the country are hosting hackathons this fall, and FiscalNote will be making the rounds recruiting talented engineers! Earlier this month, from Oct 4-5, we sponsored HackMIT at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA, and this past Halloween weekend, from Oct 31-Nov 2, we sponsored YHack at Yale University in New Haven, CT. […]

Joni Ernst

Similar to the US Senate race between Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), most of the media coverage of the US Senate race between Iowa State Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) has been focused on issues that are not typical of day-to-day legislating. The common topics discussed in […]

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FiscalNote Prophecy is the perfect tool to use in tandem with your membership in a trade association. Whether you need easy-to-use collaboration tools, track legislation outside the scope of your trade association, conduct legislative research, or just need better notifications, FiscalNote Prophecy can get the job done for you and your organization. 1) You Track Legislation […]

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