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Making change happen—or stopping it—one state at a time

Some associations put more advocacy resources into multiple states; keys to success include knowing the nuances of processes, culture

May 1, 2015
By Lori Sharn

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TechNet’s “boots on the ground” have a lot of territory to cover.

Five people in four offices handle state government relations for the entire U.S., so prioritizing key states and issues is critical, said John Doherty, TechNet’s vice president of state policy and politics, and general counsel.

“In the state capitals, every year, thousands and thousands of bills live or die, and become law,” Doherty said. “That process is not something the industry can afford to ignore.”