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.
Chris Lloyd, senior vice president and director of McGuireWoods Consulting’s infrastructure and economic development team, was quoted in an Aug. 28 Washington Business Journal article on the transformation of Fairfax County from a Washington, D.C., suburb, to a national economic powerhouse under the leadership of Gerald Gordon.
Frank Donatelli, executive vice president and director of McGuireWoods Consulting's federal public affairs team, was interviewed on Aug. 25 by Fox News’ Jon Scott and on Aug. 26 by MSNBC’s Alex Witt on the passing of Sen. John McCain.
In her Aug. 13 Law360 article, Lai King Lam, vice president in McGuireWoods Consulting’s federal public affairs practice, assessed the prospects of passage for Tax Reform 2.0, a follow-up to the GOP’s 2017 tax law.
In an Aug. 7 Law360 article, Michele Satterlund examined steps state and local governments are taking to open the use of sidewalks to new technologies such as delivery robots and stand-up scooters.
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.
Bill of the Week: Tax Cuts 2.0
Well…it’s not going to be an actual bill: Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) will release an outline for Tax Cuts 2.0 before the House departs for August recess this week. House GOP tax writers are meeting one more time before the rollout.
This Week: More rules to OMB…House overhauls OTC drug rules…HELP Committee looks at drug costs…FDA outlines reorganization
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An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Federal Public Affairs Team.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed to expand its site-neutral payment policy to clinic visits.
The House of Representatives approved the first major change to federal regulation of the over-the-counter drug industry in 40 years.