It’s March and most state legislatures are in the middle of their session and will start to wrap up business for the year, in the next month or two, with the exception of special sessions.
We’re you prepared to handle the issues raised and debated at your state Capitol this year? How do you prepare each year?
First and foremost, do you have a policy committee to address the top issues for your business community and state and do you have positions on those issues?
That’s the role of a public policy committee. If you don't have one, create one now to address the policy issues for your chamber, ahead of each legislative session, so you’re not scrambling to come up with a plan to address the issue of the day.
As a general rule, you should not be surprised on the issues that will come up or be addressed each year by your state legislature. Do your homework! Be ready and communicate where you stand on upcoming issues before the state legislature to your members and your community.
For a great resource on preparing for an upcoming legislative session, in your state, by Muster, go HERE.
For a great resource on the 2023 Legislative Sessions around the country go HERE.