Duane Morris Government Strategies

A Full-Service Lobbying Firm, with a National Network of Professionals, Navigating Clients through the Legislative Process, in Every State Capital

The Future of 5G and Wireless Small Cell Devices

What exactly is 5G?  5G is the next, and fifth, generation of wireless network technology, built to be faster and improve upon the existing 4G network.  As 5G began to roll out in 2018, legislation regulating and streamlining it was not far behind. The new 5G technology requires a new telecommunication infrastructure known as small cells.  Local, state, and federal governments have helped these new small cell systems get up […]

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How to Advocate in the Age of COVID-19

Last year, DMGS looked at “Hill Day Strategies” and how to advocate effectively.  This year, traditional lobbying and advocacy have changed due to the spread of COVID-19.  In the past few months, in-person meetings with lawmakers and their staff members have dwindled, while digital meetings, emails, and conference calls have skyrocketed.  For example, last year’s conferences or Hill Days have now transitioned into Zoom or Skype meetings. However, even though […]

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The COVID-19 Housing Crisis

Covid-19 has spiked in several states.  The poor, the elderly, and people of color face the toughest times as COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting them.  The economic recession is making it harder for many from these communities to afford rent.  It is much worse for those who do not have a place to stay at all, as temporary eviction suspensions end.  According to Brookings, 1 in 3 Americans did not pay […]

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Legalizing Recreational Marijuana to Fill States’ Budget Deficits

by: Ryan J. Stevens As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on states and their economies, lawmakers are contemplating how to handle decreasing state revenue and budget deficits.  DMGS previously covered budget deficits caused by COVID-19 in numerous states. Now that more time has passed and more states have passed their respective budgets, some have called for legalizing recreational marijuana to fill their state’s budget deficit.  How much revenue could states […]

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