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  • What are the Questions to Ask when Hiring a Lobbying Firm?

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  November 6, 2023

    You might be thinking, “We should really look at hiring a government affairs team”, and if you are, you might also wonder what questions do you need answers to before you make that decision. Well, we put some questions together for you, along with some answers. What is the government affairs firm’s experience dealing with […]

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  • Recognizing Crime Victims’ Rights Week

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  April 28, 2023

    Recognizing Victims’ Rights in North Carolina This week North Carolina was shining bright in honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) 2023.  Members of the North Carolina General Assembly reflected on the importance of victims’ rights and the path that led North Carolina to join a growing number of states enshrining victim protections at […]

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  • Managing Partner McCorkle Named 2023 Women in Business Award Winner

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  April 5, 2023

    The Triangle Business Journal is recognizing Betsy McCorkle for her outstanding leadership among this year’s class of Women in Business award winners. Betsy leads Kairos Government Affairs in Raleigh. She has over a decade of lobbying success with a focus on developing and executing successful government affairs strategies for a diverse set of clients. Betsy […]

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  • Election Outlook

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  September 8, 2022

    Election Day is just two months away and, while midterm elections don’t always receive the same fanfare as presidential election years, the outcome of the upcoming midterms will have a major impact now and down the road. We’re taking a look at what’s shaping the upcoming election, key races to watch and what it means […]

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  • Inflation Reduction Act: Taking a Closer Look at the Major Climate, Health and Tax Package

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  August 16, 2022

    While Jones Street remains relatively quiet since the short session adjourned in July, Capitol Hill has been particularly busy over the last few weeks. After more than a year of negotiations, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and sent this massive piece of legislation to Pres. Biden’s desk in early August. With a […]

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  • Kairos Government Affairs expands team, bolsters client services

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  July 25, 2022

    Growing firm announces hiring of Government Affairs & Political Director, Government Affairs Associate RALEIGH, N.C. – Kairos Government Affairs (KGA) today announced the hiring of K.J. Stancil and Christopher Stock as Government Affairs & Political Director and Government Affairs Associate, respectively. Together, Stancil and Stock bring nearly two decades of combined political, policy and legislative […]

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  • Budget Breakdown

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  July 6, 2022

    As House Bill 103, 2022 Appropriations Act, (H103) awaits gubernatorial action, we’re taking a closer look at what’s in the $27.9 billion spending plan, what’s not and what comes next.  Budget Before July 4 Late last week state lawmakers passed their 2022 budget package, sending the bipartisan spending plan to Gov. Cooper on July 1 […]

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  • Short Session Update

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  June 15, 2022

    Roughly one month into the state’s legislative “short session” North Carolina lawmakers have wasted no time in getting down to business. We’re taking a look at what’s happened so far, what it means, and what might be coming down the pike.  Senate Health Moves There has been no shortage of headlines about legislative activity recently, […]

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  • Meet The Team

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  May 12, 2022

    North Carolina’s legislative “short session” is just days away, and we look forward to seeing new and familiar faces alike walking the halls of the General Assembly soon. In the meantime, we’re taking a moment to reintroduce ourselves, our firm and the clients we feel honored to represent as we prepare to return to Jones […]

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  • Recognizing Victims’ Rights in North Carolina

    Written By: Scott Laster,  on  April 28, 2022

    As National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) 2022 draws to a close, we’re reflecting on the importance of victims’ rights and the path that led North Carolina to join a growing number of states enshrining victim protections at a constitutional level.  Victims’ Rights in NC North Carolina has long had victims’ rights on the books, […]

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