The Political Life

The Political Life

A podcast about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.
Which Lobbying Firms are the Largest? Rich Gold Returns to discuss that and much more!
January 27, 2023x
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Which Lobbying Firms are the Largest? Rich Gold Returns to discuss that and much more!

This week Jim welcomes friend of the show Rich Gold back to the pod to discuss the work of lalrge lobbying firms as well as the current state of affairs now that the dust has settled on a new Congressional cycle. Rich Gold is the leader of the Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group and...

Meet a Capitol Hill Expert!
January 20, 2023x
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Meet a Capitol Hill Expert!

This week Jim chats with Ryan Shay , the Director of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs at Faegre Drinker , about current events on the Hill. Ryan Shay is a Capitol Hill veteran and former legislative director with the policy experience, political insight, and relationships in the legislat...

The Global Business Alliance Represents Some of the Largest 200 International Employers in the Country
January 13, 2023x
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The Global Business Alliance Represents Some of the Largest 200 International Employers in the Country

This week Jim chats with Meredith Beeson, the Senior Director of State Affairs at Global Business Alliance. In her role at GBA, Meredith focuses on educating state and local elected officials about the role of foreign direct investment as well as advancing policies that ensure fair treatment of U.S...

Hear from an Expert on Natural Gas
January 06, 2023x
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Hear from an Expert on Natural Gas

This week Jim chats with Amy Andryszak from Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) about the short- and long-term concerns regarding the significant role of natural gas as a major resource for the foreseeable future in this country. Amy Andryszak  was appointed President and Chief Ex...

Michigan has a Democratic Trifecta! Peter Ruddell Explains
December 30, 2022x
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Michigan has a Democratic Trifecta! Peter Ruddell Explains

This week Jim chats with Peter Ruddell from Honigman LLP about the makeup of the Michigan legislature heading into the 2023 session.  Peter is an accomplished attorney and government relations advisor with more than two decades of experience around state government, public policy, and elections. He...

Want a Job on Capitol Hill? Hear from the Expert who Knows what Jobs are Available
December 23, 2022x
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Want a Job on Capitol Hill? Hear from the Expert who Knows what Jobs are Available

This week Jim chats with Tom Manatos from Block about his oversight of his noted D.C.-area job aggregator website as well as his tips for networking in the Capitol. Job Site  https://tommanatosjobs.com/ Article:  11 Networking Tips For Your DC Job Hunt Email for Tom Manatos - tmanatos@gmail.com Tom...

Are Pyschedelics Coming to a State Near You? We hear from Sarah Mercer and Steven Stenzler of Brownstein
December 16, 2022x
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Are Pyschedelics Coming to a State Near You? We hear from Sarah Mercer and Steven Stenzler of Brownstein

This week Jim chats with Sarah Mercer and Steven Stenzler from Brownstein about the recent legalization of psychedelics in Colorado as well as recent legislative trends in California, Colorado, and states in the Western U.S. more generally. Steven Stenzler is a Policy Advisor in the Sacramento offi...

WASRG - Inside the Dome in Person! With Sarah Mercer, Brian Bautista, Peter Ruddell, Chris Hosek and John Holub
December 09, 2022x
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WASRG - Inside the Dome in Person! With Sarah Mercer, Brian Bautista, Peter Ruddell, Chris Hosek and John Holub

This week we are happy to present an incredible panel from WASRG's first ever in-person Inside the Dome – moderated by Jim! – featuring on-the-ground consultants from high-impact states giving their candid insider insight on the impact of the November elections and the major legislation expected in...

Werewolf or Vampire? The Latest from Georgia with Howard Franklin
December 02, 2022x
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17:3818.75 MB

Werewolf or Vampire? The Latest from Georgia with Howard Franklin

This week we once welcome back Howard Franklin to the podcast to provide yet another critical update on the runoff Senate race in Georgia. Howard Franklin is the President and CEO of Ohio River South, a high-stakes strategy firm rooted in the New American South and led by professionals from governm...

Fiscal Note is Taking Political Intelligence to a New Level – Meet Josh Resnik
November 28, 2022x
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Fiscal Note is Taking Political Intelligence to a New Level – Meet Josh Resnik

This week we welcome Josh Resnik back to the podcast to discuss the recent developments at FiscalNote in Washington, D.C. Josh is FiscalNote’s President & Chief Operating Officer with more than twenty-five years of experience as an executive, attorney, and business leader in both startup and establ...