During the 2014 state legislative sessions, zombies were spotted across state capitals from Annapolis to Honolulu. Okay, not real zombies, but bills relating to consumer debt, foreclosures, and even a gun bill that all reference zombies to refer to certain policies. Consumer Debt Protections (“Zombie Debt” Bills) In 2014, zombies were spotted in Annapolis and […]


The humble European honey bee (Apis mellifera) plays an outsized role in our nation’s agricultural output. Honey bees contribute over $14 billion to the value of U.S. crop production, and many of the country’s crops would not exist without honey bee pollination, according to the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF). It estimates that there are 2.4 […]

Cory Gardner

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) may well be the newest junior senator from Colorado, with models predicting a win over incumbent Mark Udall (D-CO) in the state’s US Senate race. Most of the media coverage on the election has surrounded issues such as access to contraceptives and abortion, and even the candidates’ positions on ebola. These […]


New York City’s Fort Greene. San Francisco’s Mission District. Washington DC’s H Street. As rents skyrocket in cities across the country, some point to the influx of young professionals into neighborhoods that have historically housed working class residents. In response, state policymakers and Congress have introduced bills that specifically address affordable housing. According to FiscalNote Prophecy, […]


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 […]


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