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Local Government Relations

Overview

Our governmental relations professionals bring integrity, longstanding personal relationships and years of experience and provide exceptional service to produce excellent outcomes for our clients.

Parker Poe Consulting represents clients before all branches of state government and has the ability to craft creative strategies that address the specific needs of our clients at every level of government.

Featured Experience

Telecommunications and Public Utilities

We have extensive experience representing our clients before the General Assembly, as well as the Public Service Commission. Our relationships with the legislative committee members responsible for these issues are longstanding and have afforded us many positive outcomes.

K-12/Higher Education

We have successfully lobbied the General Assembly on behalf of K-12 and Higher Education Institutions before the General Assembly. The strategies implemented were not only successful – they allowed us to secure state dollars for our clients in these difficult economic times.

Environment

We have successfully represented clients concerning waste disposal and land use issues dating back to the historic Beach Front Management Act of 1986. Our relationships with the members of the House and Senate regulatory committees enabled us to defeat landfill moratorium legislation designed to destroy the waste industries business model in South Carolina. We also have extensive experience with South Carolina's permitting process at the state and local level.

State Budget

Our success rate in dealing with budgetary issues for our clients has been excellent, as are our relationships with each respective budget committee.

Procurement

The procurement process can be very cumbersome. We have the ability to help our clients navigate this process due to our excellent relationships with the State Fiscal Accountability Authority.

Banking and Finance

We provide the most experienced governmental relations consulting on credit and finance issues at the State House. Our experience spans from the deregulation of usury limitations in 1982 to modern day proposals in all areas of lending operations including mortgage, commercial and subprime lending. We maintain continuing relations with legislators and staff related to banking and consumer groups that influence public policy in this area.

Health Care

Our relationships with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Health and Environmental Control have allowed us to garner many successes for our health care clients.