Monthly Archives: June 2014

How a Machine Knew When a Democrat Started Voting with Republicans

“Retaking the Senate” seems a strange goal for a party that already holds 32 of 63 state Senate seats. In New York, however, that’s exactly what the Democratic Party wants to do. Last year, five state Senators, after running as Democrats, decided to break away from the Democratic caucus and to share power with the […]

How to Plan a Fly-In Day with FiscalNote Prophecy

Each year, trade associations, advocacy groups, and grassroots organizers fly their members to Washington, D.C. and state capitals. These highly organized visits, often known as “fly-ins” in D.C., are planned months in advance by government relations teams. The events bring groups together to meet with multiple lawmakers during the same day or week, allowing interest […]

How GraniteRoots Public Solutions Uses FiscalNote Prophecy

FiscalNote helps clients large and small keep track of the legislative data that matters most and analyze that data in order to gain actionable insights. One of our clients, GraniteRoots Public Solutions, uses FiscalNote all throughout the work day to leverage the power of their small organization and save valuable time and money. Huck Montgomery […]

Five Trends Influencing the Influencers

The lobbying industry is changing. As The Nation reported earlier this year, many of the traditional lobbying powerhouses have posted declining revenues, but that doesn’t mean that lobbying as an industry is fading away. On the contrary, the influence industry is growing into new areas, utilizing new methods, and calling itself new names. In no […]

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States Debate: Common Core or State-Specific Standards?

Last week, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin signed into law a bill getting rid of Common Core academic standards. She said her state would be capable of developing its own standards superior to Common Core…

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FiscalNote Anniversary: A Message From Our CEO

To all: FiscalNote passed an important milestone today. Exactly one year ago, we incorporated as a company and started on an exciting journey to building our dreams. This company, in just a short 12 months, has swelled to serve customers from around the country with a revolutionary product and an incredibly talented team. What we’ve […]

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Dodd-Frank Explained in Ten Numbers

Almost four years ago, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Today, many components of the regulation have yet to be finalized and the general population is still a bit confused regarding what is actually going on. We’ve put together ten numbers to help you understand the current state of this sweeping legislation.

Will Congress remain Neutral on Net Neutrality?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 last month to move ahead with its proposal for modified rules on internet traffic, which would preserve net neutrality but leave the door open for “fast lanes” of faster internet content delivery for companies that can pay. The new proposed rules are subject to a public comment period […]

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