Sacramento Based Lobbying and Strategic Counsel Firm
Our team of lobbyists is innately connected to the people, the processes and the shifting political winds in and around the State Capitol.
Do we fight hard for our clients? Absolutely. But we also provide them with forward-thinking strategic counsel to avoid those costly fights tomorrow.
When you work with RESOLUTE you work with a team of diverse, competitive, strong and committed individuals. All brought together to create an energy and broad expertise unmatched in the industry. Not only do we understand the most complex and demanding issues facing our clients — we have lived them.
We are Diverse
RESOLUTE’s team of lobbyists are experts in the California state budget process. With the largest state budget in the nation, California’s budget process is a complex web of subcommittees, conference committees, negotiations, legislation, public input, and political realities. As a result of the size and complexity of California’s budget process, it is difficult to establish an orderly process. We demystify the process for our clients and expertly guide them to achieve their goals and objectives. We regularly secure state budget funding for our clients in the areas of education, transportation, natural resources, public safety, healthcare, energy, and more.
RESOLUTE represents a myriad of clients in the healthcare industry including providers, facilities, manufacturers, and patient groups. Our team’s expertise in the healthcare industry spans over five decades in Sacramento, which allows us to navigate California’s complex regulatory, legislative and budget landscape to achieve client goals and objectives. The healthcare team at RESOLUTE has extensive knowledge of California’s public programs such as Medi-Cal, California Children’s Services, the Genetically Handicapped Persons Program, and Covered California, as well as the statutes and regulations which impact private payers regulated by the Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance. RESOLUTE has the requisite knowledge of California’s healthcare system to help any healthcare clients achieve their legislative, regulatory, and policy goals and objectives in California.
The collection, use, and control of data has turned personal information into one of the world’s most valuable resources. California has led the nation in enacting novel and far-reaching laws and regulations that govern consumer data, the ‘Internet of Things’, and information networks. RESOLUTE’s advocates have been recognized by key stakeholders as experts in privacy, connected devices, and cybersecurity. Our team has spent years representing companies on the ground floor of this emerging issue and brings both the technical knowledge and practical expertise that is necessary to guide clients through this complex policy area.
With clients lying the education spectrum, RESOLUTE advocated before every committee of importance for our education clients. Our team understands that education policy is not just impacted and shaped in the legislature. We also understand the impact and power of the numerous statewide wards and offices that shape education policy. This is why we use our multi-layered network to ensure that our clients voices are heard at every level of policy making. Finally, we know the value of the budget process and have used it successfully for our clients to not just receive funding, but also enact beneficial policy changes.
Few issues have had more influence on the development of this state than water rights. The development of a statewide policy around those rights has been at the center of California politics since the state was admitted to the Union. RESOLUTE is deeply involved in continuing to craft this water policy for our clients. We represent agencies that receive, recycle, store and deliver water safely to millions of Californians.
With its nation-size economy, full-time legislature, and unique geography, California policy makers often set the trend in energy policy for the rest of the country. Whether its reducing emissions, increasing efficiency, or promoting diverse energy options, RESOLUTE’s advocates have assisted clients with multiple successes before legislators and regulators. We have represented clients impacted by California’s cap-and-trade program, which is the fourth largest cap-and-trade program in the world. Our work on cap-and-trade policy began with the initial legislation signed in 2012, and has continued through its latest reauthorization. California has long been a bellwether for federal and state policy in energy policy and RESOLUTE’s team of advocates have been involved in all aspects of this important and active policy area.
Our team has many years’ experience representing many facets of the heavily regulated insurance industry, including property and casualty insurers, professional liability insurers, workers compensation insurers and risk analysis providers. We don’t just represent insurers; we intricately know the business and understand the challenges faced by the industry. We have helped our clients with the tough battles including successfully protecting the industry from a barrage of detrimental bills reacting to the wildfires, ensuring transportation network companies carry proper liability insurance and the legislative and ballot box battles surrounding medical liability issues. We have expertise in both legislative and regulatory matters faced by insurers, including an in depth understating of Prop 103. In fact, one of our partners maintains an active insurance broker-agent license.
Over the past 15 years, our partners have helped shape policy in virtually every sector of the finance industry. From centuries old Fortune 500 companies, to internet startups, there is no finance issue that we have not touched. Whether it involves lending, privacy protections, digital currency, or financial transactions, we are not only active in those spaces, but impactful.
Leaders at the forefront of developing new technology know that policy does not always keep pace with the speed of innovation. An invention’s potential value can be threatened as much by action as inaction. RESOLUTE’s team has the experience necessary to translate complex technical issues to policymakers and to strategically advise technology companies on political engagement. From Silicon Valley to San Diego, California is on the cutting edge of technological advancement. Innovators are exceeding the limits of what is possible, and, in turn, policymakers are pushing the bounds of law and regulation to meet new needs. RESOLUTE’s advocates have sought successful solutions for clients pursuing the latest advancements in automation, biotechnology, renewable energy, smart devices, and many other emerging markets.
The RESOLUTE team is comprised of Sacramento’s leading advocates for the manufacturing industry, bringing decades of experience working with California’s leading domestic and international manufacturers and related trade associations. RESOLUTE’s advocates have successfully championed clients’ interests on issues of job creation, workforce training and management, energy and emissions, environmental taxes and incentives, automation, advanced manufacturing, regulatory compliance, and many others. Whether clients make automobiles, chemical products, pharmaceuticals, controlled substances, consumer goods, tools and machinery, computers and electronics, food and beverages – or the next great innovation –RESOLUTE has the expertise necessary to help them achieve their goals.
Our team’s expertise in transportation policy spans decades in Sacramento. Our team has successfully advocated for transportation funding in the state budget process, and we routinely fight for our transportation clients’ interests both in the California Legislature as well as with regulators such as CARB, the CEC, and the CPUC. Our team’s contacts, expertise, and commitment to client service excellence successfully guides clients through California’s ever-changing energy and transportation policies. Whether it’s obtaining an advantage, avoiding obstacles, or getting guidance and a strong voice through California’s complex mix of legislative and inter-jurisdictional regulatory agencies, RESOLUTE has you covered.
Cannabis / Hemp:
From the campaign for Proposition 19 in 2010 to the Capitol hallway battles today, no firm has partners who have been engaged in the fight to legalize the use of cannabis longer than RESOLUTE. Responsible for landmark legislation allowing for the transportation of manufactured products by the manufacturer and for the right to deliver products in to any municipality regardless of whether or not delivery has been authorized. RESOLUTE partners have been noted by authorities and media alike as being one of the most powerful cannabis advocates in Sacramento.
When your business has a lot at stake, RESOLUTE digital advocacy Evolutions brings visual storytelling and social media influencing to amplify the lobbying impact. Explainer videos transform your issue into moving human stories. Influencer podcasts rally supporters for your cause, while digital advertising and social messaging deliver these messages and more to leading lawmakers. Our campaigns helped secure legislative victories, avoid protracted regulatory fights, and achieved client objectives. Let’s talk about what you want to get done in California.
Campaign / Political Consultation:
With over 100 years of experience navigating the rough waters of politics and campaigns, the partners of RESOLUTE are seasoned in understanding how to achieve political success. RESONATE is a seperate non-lobbying political consultation company operated by The RESOLUTE Co. Our mission is to create the best message for our clients. What we know better than anyone is the mind of the voter. We help you craft the best message to get into the mind of that voter, in the quickest and most cost effective manner possible. The RESONATE partners have worked on local elections, state legislative races, referendums and initiatives. There is nothing you can bring us that we have not just seen, but succeeded in before.
Your business can prepare for a crisis, but you can’t schedule one. When it happens – it happens fast. This is when you need an experienced team to manage and guide you through the uncertainty, the attacks and the scrutiny. Your brand, reputation and revenues depend upon this being done not just expediently, but correctly — that’s what we do at RESOLVE. Our experience and ability to establish effective strategize at full-speed allow us to measure, manage and mitigate the crisis immediately. When your organization experiences crisis, you need RESOLVE.
With attorneys on staff, RESOLUTIONS is a separate non-lobbying legal division of RESOLUTE. RESOLUTIONS offers a full spectrum of multi-disciplinary legal services for our clients. The value to our clients is that we can offer unique integrated solutions by blending our legal and lobbying specialties when an integrated approach is the best solution for our client’s needs.
California lawmaking is not just legislation, in fact most policy is crafted by California’s complex bureaucracy. RESOLUTE is actively engaged in the regulatory process on behalf of our clients, and have decades of experience navigating the complex hallways of the various agencies in the state.
RESOLUTE’S team of lobbyists guide clients through each step of California’s government contracting process. We represent clients in a wide array of industries, and are able to expertly advise clients to ensure successful bids for both goods and services. Our team’s state government contacts, expertise in the California procurement process, and strong focus on achieving deliverables creates a winning combination for clients seeking to secure state contracts.
Spanning years of working the complexities of the annual California budget, RESOLUTE offers a proven expertise in the drafting, analysis, and advocacy of various fiscal issues before the state legislature. That experience translates to greater advice and outcomes for you to be effective in advancing your financial goals. The State Budget is full of constant changes whether you are working to secure new funding or defending against harmful cuts. We work creatively with you to engage the state budget process at every stage to overcome any and all challenges.
From the creation of bylaws to the coordination of meetings, RESOLUTE can conduct every function of association management to make associations run smoothly and effectively. Whether it’s managing records, applications, administrating bylaws, policies, and procedures, RESOLUTE has your organization covered.
Public Policy Analysis:
At RESOLUTE, we use our expertise to review a policy through the lens (or eyes) of our client, and identify the many ways that it will impact their interest. But that’s not where it ends, we also use our decades of experience in analyzing policy to help you understand how you can shape it to develop a plan of action.
Only minutes from the capitol, RESOLUTE offers a large, stylish and contemporary space in Sacramento’s premier office building. We offer our three meeting rooms for board meetings, interviews, client pitches, and more. Constructed in 2019, our space offers the most up to date technology for your meetings to be successful.
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Deciding what to call a new business can be interesting. Sometimes it’s a word deemed “catchy”, or maybe it is an owner’s name, or it can simply be the type of service provided. For the partners of RESOLUTE, a leading governmental advocacy firm in Sacramento, the name has evolved more into a statement of core values. […]
Jan 25 – CARB One-Stop Truck and Bus Event
Virtual One-Stop Event Free, informational event for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle owners and operators regarding compliance, includes one-on-one assistance. Registration at CARB link.
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