Category Regulation

The surprising hire that fast-growing startups need to make

You’ve spent months developing a core product. You’ve hired the most talented sales, marketing, and product teams. You’ve raised capital from respectable firms. Your product is on the market, and that market is growing across city, state, and maybe even country lines. Now that you have some capital on hand, a defined product, and proven […]

Dodd-Frank | FiscalNote

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 […]

Gun Legislation

State Legislators Across the Country Weigh Concealed Carry Laws

Many state legislators support allowing for concealed weapons on school campuses as a way to stop, as the NRA put it, “a bad guy with a gun.” One Florida Representative called gun-free zones “the most dangerous places in America.” To restrict those zones, at least 19 states have, in the past year, introduced legislation that […]

ecigs

States Try to Smoke Out E-Cigs

On this blog, we’ve written frequently about issues that have stalled at the federal level but are being acted upon by the states. The debate over regulation of e-cigarettes exemplifies this movement of important legislative responsibilities to the state level. Last week, five Democratic U.S. Senators wrote a letter to the Food and Drug Administration […]

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