The Public Policy attorneys at Polsinelli work at the state and local levels to ensure political leaders hear your voice. With an established presence in a number of offices, including the capitol cities of Topeka, KS and Jefferson City, MO, our state and local public policy practice understands how the private sector can bring experience and other benefits to city, county and state governments. Our professionals have served in positions within the local and state level governments and have a broad experience in navigating complex issues in:
  • Administrative
  • Corporate
  • Governmental affairs
  • Regulatory
We view ourselves as your partners - team members who learn your business and your objectives so well that we anticipate how policies will affect you and respond aggressively. Our clients receive strategic counsel along with current and insightful information regarding their issues. We use our networks, knowledge and judgment to help you prevail despite the challenge of the constantly changing legal and political landscape. We help you prepare and present the most effective message and ensure that it is delivered in testimony before administrative agencies and committees, through constituent grassroots meetings, or in face-to-face meetings with state legislators and their staffs.  

Our Public Policy group represents numerous clients ranging from Fortune 500 U.S. corporations, to trade associations, to municipal governments. Major industries represented include:  
  • Automobile Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Consumer Products
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environmental/Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Gaming
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • PAC management and creation
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Telecommunications/Cable/InformationTechnology
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Drafted complex business formation legislation which allows businesses to form Series LLCs during the 2013 Missouri legislative session.  Polsinelli’s Public Policy team identified key House and Senate sponsors and negotiated language that was acceptable to all sides.  Bill passed in the House and Senate with a near unanimous vote and was signed into law by Governor Jay Nixon on July 1, 2013.
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November 22, 2013
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September 27, 2013
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May 30, 2013
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An executive summary of political, legal and regulatory issues that may impact your business, prepared by Polsinelli Shughart Health Care legal and Public Policy professionals.
November 28, 2012
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An executive summary of political, legal and regulatory issues that may impact your business, prepared by Polsinelli Shughart Health Care legal and Public Policy professionals.

November 7, 2012
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An executive summary of political, legal and regulatory issues that may impact your business, prepared by Polsinelli Shughart Health Care legal and Public Policy professionals.

October 24,2012
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An executive summary of political, legal and regulatory issues that may impact your business, prepared by Polsinelli Shughart Health Care legal and Public Policy professionals.

October 17, 2012
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2010 Legislative Summary - State of Kansas
The focus of the 2010 session was funding a budget to meet ending-balance demands as required by the state constitution. With the state facing a $500 million shortfall, legislators worked together to develop both a budget and a revenue package that would garner enough votes. When the session ended, the legislature sent the governor a $13.6 billion budget and approved a $314 million tax increase. The tax increase is a 1-cent sales tax increase effective July 1, raising the current 5.3 percent sales tax to 5.7, with the remaining portion earmarked for the state’s transportation program.
2010
Publications & Presentations
The Missouri legislature wrapped up the 2010 regular session on May 14. Out of 1,756 bills only 105 received final passage. Some of the prominent bills that passed included: ethics reform, autism insurance coverage strict regulations on sexually oriented businesses, revamping the DWI laws and certain college scholarships, and banning a synthetic form of marijuana that currently is being legally sold in Missouri. Several measures that passed are intended to aid the budget, including the merger of the state highway and water patrols, new fees benefiting the Department of Agriculture and a package of cost-cutting measures for the Medicaid program.
2010
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