Government Affairs

FMI State Affairs Updates

January 10, 2014
2014 State Legislative Outlook

March 22, 2013
State Issues Report - March 22, 2013

March 15, 2013
FutureConnect Association Council Group Advantage Program
Here you will find your Association Council Group Advantage Program commitment  for FMI’s FutureConnect.  There are no minimums to meet in order to register as a group.  The digital brochure for FutureConnect can be found here and additional information can be found  More information is below, and we hope to see you in Orlando!

March 5, 2013
State Issues Report - March 5, 2013

February 21, 2013
State Issues Report - February 21, 2013

February 7, 2013
Statement by New Jersey Food Council on Senate Vote and Assembly Committee Consideration of Surcharge Bill
We wanted to share with you a statement that Linda Doherty, President of the New Jersey Food Council, released to the press and members of the New Jersey senate and assembly last night. The statement clearly and concisely addresses a bill in New Jersey that prevents merchants from surcharging credit cards.

January 30, 2013
State Issues Report - January 30, 2013

January 22, 2013
State Issues Report - January 22, 2013

January 18, 2013
2013 State Legislative Outlook 
FMI and its members annually compile information on priority state issues for the current legislative session to provide insight on the likelihood of passage for proposed legislation. 

December 14, 2012
State Issues Report - December 14, 2012

November 29, 2012
FMI StateTrac Webinar Recording Available
FMI Hosted a webinar on its new legislative tracking service, StateTrac, powered by State Net. For those who could not participate, a recording is available here on the FMI website.

November 16, 2012
State Issues Report - November 16, 2012

November 14, 2012
With the holiday season fast approaching, FMI is providing this USDA SNAP notice that reminds retailers about USDA policies on a variety of issues, including gift baskets, plastic/paper bag fees and taxes.

October 31, 2012
Post-Hurricane Sandy Updates

October 17, 2012
State Issues Report - October 17, 2012

October 12, 2012
State Issues Report - October 12, 2012

September 26, 2012
State Issues Report - September 26, 2012 

September 24, 2012
2012 FMI Regional State Issues Meetings Locations and Dates

The locations and dates for this year’s Regional State Issues Meetings are now set.  If you would like to attend please contact Evan Yeckley. ( or 202.220.0605)

September 20, 2012
Genetically Engineered (GE) Food and California Proposition 37 Issue Papers 

September 19, 2012
2012 Voting Resources
By entering your home zip code get information on registration, absentee ballots and in person early voting along with a large compendium of information pertaining to the 2012 Election and your representatives. 

September 11, 2012
2013 State Legislative Session Calendar
A guide, provided by Stateside Associates, to the 2013 legislative session calendar in all 50 states.

August 20, 2012
State Issues Report - August 20, 2012

July 24, 2012
FMI State Affairs Press
Shelby Report article on Tennessee SNAP Expansion with a national perspective by FMI

July 16, 2012
State Issues Report - July 16, 2012

July 2, 2012
State Issues Report - July 2, 2012

June 16, 2012
State Issues Report - May 16, 2012

May 21, 2012
FMI Letter on SNAP Food Choice
A letter on SNAP food choice was written to the Chairs of the Texas House Committee on Human Services and the House Committee on Public Health for distribution during a hearing on May 22, 2012, to "evaluate the desirability and feasibility of incorporating nutritional standards in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)," among other issues.

May 16, 2012
State Issues Report - May 16, 2012

May 11, 2012
2012 FMI State Issues Retreat Agenda and Welcome Packet
We are pleased to provide you with the 2012 FMI State Issues Retreat informational packet. This meeting is geared toward State Association Executives and FMI-member government relations professionals.  Since the Retreat is right around the corner – August 6th to 8th – and space is limited, if you have not already registered, please let Evan Yeckley know as soon as possible. Please indicate whether you will be bringing a spouse and or children so that we may accommodate you properly.  (Evan may be reached at: 202.220.2605 or