State Government Relations

Overview

Strong relationships with state government leaders, legislators and officials can be vital to your organization’s success. Comprised of both lawyers and consultants, Faegre Baker Daniels’ state relations teams understand the processes, know the players and excel at effective advocacy before state legislative bodies and regulatory agencies. Our teams in Indiana, Iowa and Minnesota partner with you to manage the challenges — and seize the opportunities — that emerge at the intersection of your organization and your state government. We help you thrive in today’s complex regulatory environment.

Our state relations professionals can help you advance your goals through:

  • Legislative and executive branch lobbying
  • Procurement, negotiation and maintenance of government contracts
  • Campaign finance and ethics compliance
  • Issues monitoring and public policy research
  • Economic development initiatives
  • Formation of public-private partnerships and public financing transactions

Indiana State Relations

FaegreBD’s Indiana state relations team dates back to 1863. Today, we offer a wide range of government services, leveraging each of our team members’ individual expertise and government experience to deliver messages and develop strategies that help your business, organization and community move forward.

Our Experience

2019

Bond Financed Public Private Partnership Completes Workout and Restructuring   - North America - United States | North America | United States - Indiana

Government & Regulatory | Economic Development & Government Efficiency | Business & Transactions | Public Sector Finance & Transactions
1 min read  
2017

Flaherty & Collins Develops Former Market Square Arena Site - North America - United States | North America | United States - Indiana

Real Estate, Construction & Environmental | Real Estate Finance | Real Estate Development | Business & Transactions | Public Sector Finance & Transactions
1 min read  
2018

Indiana Family and Social Services Develops Neuro-Diagnostic Institute - United States - Indiana

Health & Life Sciences | Patient & Public Health Organizations | Real Estate, Construction & Environmental | Government & Regulatory | Economic Development & Government Efficiency | Real Estate Development | Business & Transactions
1 min read  
April 2017

City of East Chicago Water Department Petitions IURC Rate Increase - North America - United States | North America | United States - Indiana

Utilities | Energy & Natural Resources | Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Public Sector Finance & Transactions
1 min read  
March 2017

National Consumer Credit Counseling Organization Successfully Amends Indiana Law   - United States - Indiana

Financial Services | Government & Regulatory | Lobbying & Public Policy
1 min read  
March 2014

City of Westfield Sells Water Utilities for $91 Million - United States - Indiana

Utilities | Renewable Resources | Energy & Natural Resources | Government & Regulatory | Economic Development & Government Efficiency | Contracting & Procurement | Public Sector Finance & Transactions
1 min read  
January 2014

Airport Public-Private Partnership (P3) Deal Enables Redevelopment, Boosts Revenue - North America - United States | North America | United States - Indiana

Government & Regulatory | Economic Development & Government Efficiency | Business & Transactions | Public Sector Finance & Transactions
3 min read  
August 2011

City of Indianapolis Sells Water and Wastewater Utilities to Citizens Energy Group - United States - Indiana

Renewable Resources | Energy & Natural Resources | Government & Regulatory | Economic Development & Government Efficiency | Business & Transactions | Mergers & Acquisitions
1 min read  
March 2008

Capital Improvement Board of Indianapolis Negotiates Lease of Lucas Oil Stadium - United States - Indiana

Public Sector Finance & Transactions
1 min read  
1993

Indianapolis' Department of Public Works Improves Solid Waste Management and Reduces Costs - North America - United States | North America | United States - Indiana

Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting | Government & Regulatory | Economic Development & Government Efficiency | Contracting & Procurement
3 min read  

Iowa State Relations

FaegreBD’s Iowa state relations team helps clients on all matters related to Iowa government. We partner with you to manage regulatory changes, advocate for issues that impact your business, and develop and negotiate economic development incentives and contracts. Having built strong relationships with parties throughout Iowa government, we work directly with government leadership, legislators and officials.

Minnesota State Relations

FaegreBD’s Minnesota state relations practice dates back to the early 1980s, and we have built client relationships that span decades. We represent clients in front of the state legislature and state government agencies, county boards, city councils, and other regional and local bodies. We provide clients with a full spectrum of lobbying services, including developing legislative strategies, drafting legislation and amendments, recruiting bill authors, attending committee hearings, and monitoring legislative developments on our clients’ behalf.

Our Experience

August 2016

Crescent Cove Wins Minnesota Licensing Effort - United States - Minnesota

Health & Life Sciences | Patient & Public Health Organizations | Government & Regulatory | Lobbying & Public Policy
1 min read  
2016

Live Nation Focuses on Minnesota Ticket Regulations - United States - Minnesota

Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting | Government & Regulatory | Lobbying & Public Policy
1 min read  

Minnesota Chiefs of Police State Relations Guidance - United States - Minnesota

Government & Regulatory | Lobbying & Public Policy
1 min read  

American Cleaning Institute State Legislative Services - United States - Minnesota

Government & Regulatory | Lobbying & Public Policy
1 min read  
2016

Target Government Relations Guidance - United States - Minnesota

Government & Regulatory | Lobbying & Public Policy
1 min read  
2016

Indian Tribe Lobbies on Sovereignty and Gaming Issues - United States - Minnesota

Indian Tribal Finance & Gaming | Government & Regulatory | Lobbying & Public Policy
1 min read  
January 2016

Minnesota Land Title Association Receives Support on State Legislative Issues - United States - Minnesota

Real Estate, Construction & Environmental | Government & Regulatory | Lobbying & Public Policy
1 min read  
2012

Minnesota State Broadcast Lobbying - United States - Minnesota

Government & Regulatory | Lobbying & Public Policy
1 min read  
2012

American Association of Advertising Agencies Opposes Minnesota Sales Tax Legislation - United States - Minnesota

Tax Disputes | Government & Regulatory | Lobbying & Public Policy
1 min read  
2011

IBM Lobbies Minnesota Legislature - United States - Minnesota

Technology | Government & Regulatory | Lobbying & Public Policy
1 min read  
December 2007

Minneapolis Foundation Wins Legislative Support for All-Day Kindergarten - United States - Minnesota

Government & Regulatory | Lobbying & Public Policy
1 min read  
2004

Association Plans Financing for Minnesota Twins Baseball Park - United States - Minnesota

Government & Regulatory | Lobbying & Public Policy | Economic Development & Government Efficiency
1 min read  

Insights

Updates May 2019

Minnesota Legislative Update Budget Negotiations Stall

3 min read  
Updates May 2019

Minnesota Legislative Update: Leadership Eyes Timely End to Session

6 min read  
Updates April 2019

Minnesota Legislative Update: Session Enters the Home Stretch

7 min read  
Updates April 2019

Minnesota Legislative Update: Third Committee Deadline Passes

6 min read  
Updates April 2019

Minnesota Legislative Update: House Transportation and Transit Proposal Released

4 min read  
Updates March 2019

Minnesota Legislative Update: Slow Progress for Employment Laws

8 min read  
Updates March 2019

Minnesota Legislative Update: Progress Report at First Committee Deadline

5 min read  
Updates March 2019

Minnesota Legislative Update: Legislature Weighs Bills on Sports Betting, Gun Control

6 min read  
Updates March 2019

Minnesota Legislative Update: Budget Forecast Released

6 min read  
Updates February 2019

Minnesota Legislative Update: Governor Walz’s First Budget

8 min read  
Updates February 2019

Minnesota Legislative Update: Leaders Commit to Bipartisan Objectives

5 min read  
Updates February 2019

Minnesota Legislative Update: Legislators Consider Criminal Sexual Assault Reform, Recreational Cannabis

5 min read  
Updates January 2019

Minnesota Legislative Update: Legislators Tackle Taxes, Distracted Driving

4 min read  
Updates January 2019

Minnesota Legislative Update: Policy Committees Begin

4 min read  
Updates January 2019

Minnesota Legislative Update: Setting the Table for the 91st Session

6 min read  
Updates November 2018

Minnesota Legislative Update: 2018 Election Results

9 min read  
Updates August 2018

Minnesota Primary Election Update

6 min read  
Updates May 2018

Minnesota Legislative Update: Two Steps Back

9 min read  
Updates May 2018

Minnesota Legislative Update: 10 Days Until Adjournment

11 min read  
Updates May 2018

Minnesota Legislative Update: Senate Passes TCJA Conformity Tax Bill

5 min read  
Updates April 2018

Minnesota Legislative Update: Movement Before Third Committee Deadline

3 min read  
Updates April 2018

Minnesota Legislative Update: Opioid Crisis Top of Mind as Third Committee Deadline Nears

4 min read  
Updates April 2018

Minnesota Legislative Update: Recess Review

3 min read  
Updates March 2018

Minnesota Legislative Update: Which Bills Met the First Committee Deadline?

5 min read  
Updates March 2018

Minnesota Legislative Update: Budget, Taxes and Transportation on the Table

6 min read  
Updates March 2018

Minnesota Legislative Update: Committee-Level Movement Gets Underway

4 min read  
Updates March 2018

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Off to the Races

3 min read  
Updates February 2018

Minnesota Legislative Update: 2018 Legislative Session Preview

9 min read  
Updates February 2018

Federal Tax Reform and Minnesota Tax Policy: A Preliminary Guide to Conformity

10 min read  
Updates December 2017

Minnesota Legislative Update: Budget and Economic Forecast Released

3 min read  
Updates November 2017

Minnesota Legislative Update: Supreme Court Upholds Governor's Vetoes

6 min read  
Updates November 2017

Minnesota Legislative Update: 2017 Election Recap

5 min read  
Updates June 2017

Minnesota Legislature Modifies its Condominium Construction Defect Law

3 min read  
Updates June 2017

Minnesota Legislative Update: From the Capitol to the Courtroom

7 min read  
Updates June 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: An In-Depth Recap of the 2017 Legislative Session

18 min read  
Updates May 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Budget Bills Adopted During Special Session

2 min read  
Updates May 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Vetoes Prompt Further Budget Negotiations

2 min read  
Updates May 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Bills Move Through Legislature, But Budget Agreement Proves Elusive

5 min read  
Updates May 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Legislators and Governor Dayton Work Toward Budget Agreement

3 min read  
Updates April 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Budget Negotiations Continue, Conference Committees Focus on Policy

6 min read  
Updates April 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Recess Ends, Budget Negotiations Begin

20 min read  
Updates April 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: What to Expect After Spring Recess?

4 min read  
Updates March 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Senate Releases Tax Bill in Advance of Final Committee Deadline

5 min read  
Updates March 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: House, Senate Roll Out Transportation Funding Packages

10 min read  
Updates March 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Tax Priorities Take Shape as Second Deadline Looms

7 min read  
Updates March 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Legislation Continues to Move as First Committee Deadline Nears

6 min read  
Updates March 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Budget Surplus and Sunday Alcohol Sales

8 min read  
Updates February 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Legislators Weigh Transit Plans, Met Council Structure

10 min read  
Updates February 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Tax Policy Takes Center Stage

9 min read  
Updates February 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: College Affordability Proposals Headline Active Week

9 min read  
Updates February 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 02/03/2017

6 min read  
Updates January 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: MNsure Premium Relief Passes, Governor Dayton Proposes Budget

5 min read  
Updates January 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Movement on MNsure, Real ID in Short Week

3 min read  
Updates January 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Committees Meet for the First Time

5 min read  
Updates January 2017

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: The 2017 Session Convenes

2 min read  
Updates May 2007

End of Session Minnesota Legislative Update

2 min read  
Updates April 2007

Mid-Session Minnesota Legislative Update

7 min read  
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