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4.16.14 - Washington D.C. The Department of Labor released the grant application for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program today. The program, originally outlined in the stimulus, has distributed $1.5 billion in grants to over 800 community colleges over the last three...

April 7th, 2014 - Washington D.C.  Vice President Biden outlined Monday the Obama administration's plan to boost community college graduation rates by giving college credit for job-training apprenticeships. Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges, Vice President Biden said apprenticeships provide "a pathway...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last month, I participated in a meeting at the White House at which time we discussed President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper.  As an African-American male with a strong family background and someone educated in public K-12 schools and public universities, some would...

Over the past 12 years as a lobbyist for public higher education, I have passionately advocated for a number of issues, from STEM and research and development, to teacher training and the prevention of childhood obesity. But, I have to say, one of the most exciting...

When you are passionate about a cause, or responsible for an important remit, it is essential that your voice be heard and that you listen for informed opinion. Often, like-minds and those with similar goals will join together and seek to influence an outcome –...

Why it is important to have a lobbyist on your team? Each day our government is making decisions with far reaching implications over your life. Whether you’re a business, an association, or a municipality you have already been affected by these actions: taxes you pay, regulations...

A Business Week article by Bendan Greeley had us debating in the office earlier today about two topics close to our profession: earmarks and their possible role in effective governance. As a political consulting firm, our own clients’ interests are often highly localized, with only a few opportunities to...

After 15 years working with a leading lobbyist firm in DC, I had cut my teeth, proven my value, and created a way of doing things that was unique to me, worked for our projects, and paid dividends to the clients I managed. That solid business practice became...