Everyone knows the scenario: you get a prescription from your doctor and take it to your local pharmacy. The prescription may have, for example, “Diovan” written on it, but the pharmacist comes back with the generic version: “valsartan.” This is known as automatic generic substitution and it is a common practice in every state. Generally, […]

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FiscalNote is a technology company that places a high value on user experience. We constantly talk to clients to iterate our process and make sure our site is easy to use, so you can get to the information you want faster. Many of the clients we work with, corporate state and federal government relations teams, […]


  CNN | By Brandon Griggs| October 2, 2014 From state capitals to the halls of Congress, interested parties have long tried to predict which of the many bills introduced during legislative sessions will actually become law. It’s not an exact science, but a fledgling company is making it a more precise one. FiscalNote, founded […]

In the past year, state policymakers and Congress introduced nearly one thousand bills dealing with immigration. These bills cover a range of issues, from suspending deportations of legalization-eligible youth to proposing STEM green card programs for the employment of highly-skilled foreign workers in the information technology industry. Caving to pressure from the Democratic party, President […]

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        Washington Post | by Thomas Heath | September 22, 2014 Ivy League wunderkind invents cutting-edge technology company in his dorm room. Recruits genius buddies to help him. Works around the clock out of a motel in Silicon Valley, developing his secret sauce. Big-name investors come on board. Company starts growing. More […]

Medical Devices

Though the media devote much of their Affordable Care Act coverage to efforts to repeal the individual insurance and contraceptive mandates, medical device manufacturers are fighting their own battle against another Obamacare provision: a 2.3% excise tax on their devices. The excise tax, which went into effect last year, is imposed on makers of most […]


In Part II of our two part series on future presidential politics, we identify six state politicians who have the potential for national name recognition by the 2028 presidential election. They might not be household names now, but remember where you heard them first!


In Part I of our two part series on the presidential politics of the (far) future, we take a look at politicians who have or are beginning to build a national reputation that could lead them to a presidential contest in 8-12 years. Part two will focus on state-level individuals without national recognition… yet.

FiscalNote Prophecy for Universities

By aggregating real-time and historical legislative data, FiscalNote provides educators, students, and researchers a simple platform to easily search for and track the information important to them. Combined with its advanced forecasting analysis tools, FiscalNote Prophecy gives any academic the edge in understanding legislative data.


Two weeks ago, Mississippi’s senior U.S. Senator, Thad Cochran, won the Republican primary runoff against Republican state Senator Chris McDaniel. Before the runoff, Cochran made explicit appeals to black Mississippians, who traditionally vote Democrat by large margins, to cross over and vote for him in the GOP primary as permitted by Mississippi state law. In […]


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