bill introductions, and note bills which may affect clients'
on a regular basis the status of bills, including any amendments.
progress of bills to their conclusion, including passage into
Inc. maintains a network of contacts with key legislators and
staff to remain up to date on latest issue development. We also
review a variety of publications including bill digests, weekly
legislative schedules and computerized information systems that
link directly to Legislative databases.
Inc. consults with clients to determine major issues and will
advocate those issues on the client's behalf.
Those efforts include:
with client and research of issues.
with individual legislators to present client's position.
of client before legislative committees, agency staff, and the
office of the Governor.
Inc. works with clients to assist in developing issue positions
and alternative conclusions to positions. When appropriate, Jim
Short, Inc. assists in developing a grass roots network. Jim Short,
Inc. assists clients in developing education sessions for clients'
staff, or in the case of associations, member organizations.