Why State Advocacy Matters: An Interview with Duane Morris Government Strategies senior executive Martin Milita, Esq

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Not long ago, a study was released showing that states passed 171 immigration laws last year. It provided a sharp contrast to the record in Congress. That got us to thinking about how much action takes place in the state capitals versus on Capitol Hill, so we turned to Martin Milita, Esq., a lawyer and senior lobbyist with Duane Morris Government Strategies for some answers.

According to Mr. Milita, the 113th Congress passed 352 bills and resolutions in 2013 and 2014.

“That represents legislation cleared by both chambers – sometimes in different forms – and not all was signed into law” Milita said.

“By contrast, the legislative bodies in all 50 states and Washington DC passed in excess of 45,564 bills and resolutions in that same period”. “Indeed, fully 38 states and the District of Columbia passed more legislation than Congress did last session”.

Another way of looking at it…

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Martin Milita

Martin Milita is a Senior Director at Duane Morris Government Strategies, LLC. Duane Morris Government Strategies (DMGS) supports the growth of organizations, companies, communities and economies through a suite of government and business consulting services. The firm offers a range of government relations and public affairs services, including lobbying, grant writing; development finance consulting, media relations management, grassroots campaigning and community outreach. Milita works at the firm’s Trenton and Newark New Jersey offices. Visit his blog at: https://martinmilita1.wordpress.com Follow him on twitter: @MartinMilita1 https://www.facebook.com/martin.milita http://www.dmgs.com/ BLOGROLL Martin Milita – About.me Martin Milita :: Pinterest Martin Milita @ Twitter Martin Milita at Slideshare Martin Milita on Google+ Martin Milita Yola Site Martin Milita | Xing

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