Led State and Federal Legislative Affairs for Texas Retailers Association; Veteran of the Texas Legislature and Texas Comptroller’s Office
The Nashville Business Journal sought authoritative insight from McGuireWoods Consulting’s Chris Lloyd in reporting on possible damage to Nashville’s robust economic development after voters overwhelmingly defeated a May 1 metropolitan transit referendum.
Ryan Bernstein, a respected Republican strategist and chief of staff to U.S. Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota, will bring nearly two decades of senior government and political experience to McGuireWoods Consulting’s acclaimed Federal Government Relations Practice.
In a recent Corporate Counsel Business Journal special section on drones and autonomous vehicles, McGuireWoods partner and McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor Gregory Walden commented on the Federal Aviation Administration’s automated process called Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability.
Paul J. Reagan, who served as chief of staff to Virginia’s former Gov. Terry McAuliffe and former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, is returning to McGuireWoods Consulting, filling a leadership role in its highly acclaimed Federal Government Relations Practice.
Business slowed at the legislature this week in preparation for adjournment next week. The focus shifted to local bills, concurrence votes on a few public bills, and constitutional amendments. Also, the House and Senate voted to override two gubernatorial vetoes of a comprehensive elections bill and a bill to make various changes to judicial districts. Furthermore, legislative leaders expect to consider more constitutional amendments and veto overrides next week.
Vote of the week: Immigration
All eyes will be on the House this week as members prepare to take up two bills to reform the U.S. immigration system and address the fate of DACA recipients (so-called “Dreamers).
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The legislature was very busy this week as leadership looks ahead to adjournment. The House voted to override the Governor’s budget veto, and gave its final approval to legislation that would change various alcohol regulations. Also, House and Senate leaders considered more state constitutional amendments, and both chambers gave their final approval to a bill that would make comprehensive changes to various judicial districts and divisions.
Chris Lloyd spoke last week at the Brunswick County (NC) Economic Development Commission on Economic Development Politics and Policies.
Chris Lloyd recently was asked to give a legislative report on the General Assembly and be a panelist at the Virginia Economic Developers Association's Spring Conference on Building a Defensible and Transparent Incentives Policy.
Chris Lloyd was one of nine national site selectors that met with JAXUSA Partnership and was quoted in a article in the Jacksonville Daily Record.
Chris Lloyd spoke Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Charlottesville Working Group's meeting on Development through Public Private Partnerships
Chris Lloyd spoke at the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce on March 21, 2014 on Opportunities and Pitfalls - Lessons Learned from Virginia - Advancing I-74 with Public Private Partnerships