Education Regulations; One Giant PTA Meeting in the Digital Era

September is back-to-school month, and for some parents that means PTA meetings. But wouldn’t it be nice if every parent had the opportunity to participate in a giant PTA meeting, where comments made are recorded in the official record and … Continue Reading

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Food Safety and Official Comments (Go Together Like PB&J)

Eaten a cheeseburger in the past month? How about a salad? Maybe a glass of raw milk? Chances are, when you ate, whatever it is you ate, you did not think about whether or not it was safe to eat … Continue Reading

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Speak Up! Public Comments and Civil Rights

Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, furthering civil rights remains one of the most important and most often discussed issues facing America. Civil rights debates occur in every community, from Congressional floors to … Continue Reading

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Military Policy Impact: Adjust Your (Comment) Fire

On Thursday, August 15, 2013, the Pentagon revealed new policies to combat sexual assault in the military, prompting news stories from major news sources, including: USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Washington Post. This … Continue Reading

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ACA Regulations and Commenting Opportunities

Whether in favor or against, it is hard to deny that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is, thus far, the most debated piece of legislation of the 21st century. Millions of people voice their opinions in the comment sections of … Continue Reading

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Advocacy and the Disability Community: Online Notices, CRPD, and More

Advocacy is at democracy’s core. In fact, it is at our society’s core. Without the work of generations of activists, America would have moved much more slowly towards progress. It is our job to advocate for progress — and yours, … Continue Reading

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E-Gov Spotlight: The Cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg, Maryland

We’re pleased to turn the E-Gov Spotlight on two neighboring cities located in the northern suburbs of Washington, DC: Rockville and Gaithersburg, Maryland. In many ways, these two towns, each with populations between 50-60,000 residents, are similar to many other … Continue Reading

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The Public, Fireworks and Safety: Happy 4th of July America!

From New York City to San Francisco, from Skagway, AK to Wilmington, NC, Americans across the land celebrate with parades, good food and fireworks. As we reflect upon the day of our national independence centuries ago (which was actually July … Continue Reading

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Site Updates: User Accounts, Local Governments, Data Discovery

Last week (June 12th) we made some major updates to the site, our most notable upgrade since our launch 5 months ago. With this release, we have made great strides towards fulfilling our mission to provide a free publishing platform … Continue Reading

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The Big Reveal Coming June 12, 2013: The First Local Government Publishing Platform Goes Live!

On June 12th, 2013, NoticeandComment will initiate the nation’s first online publishing platform designed specifically for local government public notices. A free-to-use publishing platform for local governments across America has always been our core concept. The launch culminates a sweeping … Continue Reading

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ATTENTION: Calling All Government Relations Professionals

We often do not realize how much the government truly influences our lives. Sure, we have laws, courts, and security in airports; we pay taxes, speeding tickets, and do anything we can to avoid jury duty, but these are only … Continue Reading

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Tech Savvy Elderly and Minorities Make the Case for Online Public Notices

Today, Internet access and use in America fully disprove the idea that newsprint are a better place to publish public notices than online. It’s important because government notices are one of the most regular and widely used official communications between … Continue Reading

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