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.
The budget process continued last week as House lawmakers gave preliminary approval late Thursday to a $23.9 billion spending plan for next year. Both chambers considered legislation impacting a number of issues including judicial elections, building code reform, opioid laws, and more.
This Week: When Congress returns from its Memorial Day recess, it faces a countdown toward the midterm elections with much to get done.
Budget preparation took up the majority of business at the legislature this week. House and Senate budget writers anticipate that the budget will be passed by both chambers late next week. Also, House and Senate leaders released preview of key policy initiatives in the budget, which includes investments in school safety, a broadband grant program, and raises for teachers and various state employees.
With current Gov. Nathan Deal term-limited, a wide range of candidates from both parties have joined the competitive contest to replace him. Tuesday’s primary led to a runoff between the top two finalists among those vying for the Republican nomination.
It’s a busy week for Congress — lawmakers are trying to get as much done as possible before departing for the weeklong Memorial Day recess. Major items on the to-do list include (1) the Senate’s bipartisan banking bill; (2) farm bill; (3) FY 2019 defense reauthorization; and (4) the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act.
Incentives: The Good, the Bad, and Your Responsibility - Chris Lloyd spoke yesterday at the Iowa Professional Economic Developers Association meeting.
Chris Lloyd spoke this morning in Staunton at the Virginia Institute for Economic Development on The Foundations of Virginia Economic Development Policy.
Chris Lloyd spoke at the 2014 Infrastructure Maintenance Symposium in Orlando, FL on Political Challenges to Long-Term Maintenance Concepts
Chris Lloyd spoke last week in Denver at the National Council for Public Private Partnerships on Winning the War Against Public Private Partnerships and Building a Defensible and Transparent P3 Policy Framework.
Chris Lloyd spoke last week at the Brunswick County (NC) Economic Development Commission on Economic Development Politics and Policies.