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The Fight Over Municipal Broadband

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 […]

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Five Reasons Why FiscalNote Prophecy Complements Your Trade Association

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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Zombies Taking Over State Legislatures

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 […]

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States Legislating Affordable Housing

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, […]

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State Biologics Battle – A Fight Over The Future of Medicine

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, […]

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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