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.
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.
Preston Bryant, senior vice president on McGuireWoods Consulting’s infrastructure and economic development team, wrote a series of reports focusing on the growth of solar power and renewable energy in Virginia.
Most energy experts agree that Florida has the potential to be one of the nation’s top 10 states in solar energy production, due to its sunlight and population density. Over the past decade, however, Florida has lagged behind other states.
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This Week: Opioid legislation moves; Shutdown averted for now; CMS Encourages State Work Requirements in Medicaid
The General Assembly will reconvene for a special session on Tuesday, October 2nd at 10 AM. Lawmakers will be taking up issues to address disaster relief. School calendars, teacher pay, and delays in small business tax deadlines will be up for discussion. The session could then be adjourned until October 9th to address any further funding needs and pending executive agency reports.
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.