A Head Start on the 2014 Season
As Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
For many organizations, interests and activists— and the media outlets tha t cover them—by the time the focus shifts to the next year’s legislative agenda in Albany, the top players have already set the priorities—the battle lines are already drawn.
It’s with the aim of preparing for next year and keeping ahead of the curve—and engaging the 2014 legislative session in Albany instead of reacting to it—that we bring back a special section of City & State: Setting the Agenda.
In this issue and the next, we profile 10 of the top policy areas the Legislature will be grappling with in 2014. We also review what happened in the 2013 session and invite leading advocates in these arenas to stake out their ground for next year’s legislative showdowns.
The goal of Setting the Agenda is to begin a conversation with our legislators at a time of the y ear when there’s not too much noise to listen.
The 2014 session will be here before you know it. Get ready.