Client Service, Business Growth Remain Top Priority
Five members of McGuireWoods Consulting’s Atlanta office were recognized in the James Magazine’s 2018 “Top Lobbyist” issue.
McGuireWoods Consulting’s in-house advocacy and mobilization team, MWCAdvocacy, continues to grow, strategically expanding its depth of experience. This summer, three new hires were made to address specific client needs.
Chris Nolen, a senior vice president in McGuireWoods Consulting’s state government relations practice, recently received administration appointments by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Aug. 29 that Micron Technology plans to expand its Manassas plant, spending $3 billion and adding 1,100 high-paying jobs by 2030.
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
This Week: CMS releases proposed rules; House passes legislation concerning ACA taxes and broader use of HSAs; Opioid legislation waits in the Senate.
The General Assembly returned to Raleigh on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 for a special session. The purpose of the special session was to allow members to write the language that would appear on the ballot for constitutional amendments this November. Members also had the option to consider any other bills they deemed necessary. The special session produced two bills that have been sent to Governor Cooper for his consideration. The Governor now has less than 10 days to veto or sign HB 3: Ballot Designations/Referenda and SB 3: Party Disclosure/2018 Judicial Races. If vetoed, the General Assembly is expected to return to override the vetoes using their supermajority.
The North Carolina General Assembly considered several healthcare issues during the 2018 legislative short session. Below is a list of spotlighted bills that became law, as well as a list of bills that were filed in 2018, but did not become law.
Following general election primary contests in May, Georgia voters returned to the polls July 24 to select party nominees in a slate of primary runoff elections — with the unofficial results surprising many. The winning candidate in each runoff will face an opposing party challenger in November’s general election.
The House began its two-week vote-a-thon on opioid legislation. On June 12, 2018 the House passed 25 bills and continued to work on opioid legislation throughout the week. On June 12 all but two of the bills were decided by voice vote, and the debate period for the bills rarely exceeded 10 minutes.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
GA-18-380: This report examines the progress the progress the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has made improving opioid safety through its Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI).
This month, President Trump announced his plan to lower drug prices. The plan does not call for a major overhaul of drug companies’ pricing practices, but does include some proposals that they oppose. Much of Trump’s plan is in the form of suggested actions, and it will take time for actual detailed proposals to be put forward.