McGuireWoods Consulting announced today it has opened a Tallahassee office with the arrival of veteran lobbyists Sean Stafford, Rhett O’Doski and Ryder Rudd.
McGuireWoods Romania celebrated its 10th anniversary in Bucharest with a client reception on December 5, 2017.
McGuireWoods Consulting President L.F. Payne and Executive Vice President and Chairman-elect Mark Bowles were recently tapped to serve on Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam’s Transition Committee. Mark has also been named a co-chair of the Inaugural Committee.
McGuireWoods’ Board of Partners has elected Jonathan P. Harmon to succeed Richard Cullen as McGuireWoods’ chairman. In addition, the board appointed J. Tracy Walker IV to follow Thomas E. Cabaniss as the firm’s managing partner.
McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president and law firm partner Mike Reynold was quoted in an Oct. 27 Wall Street Journal story about this year’s race for governor in Virginia.
This Week: Opioids moving on… Rescission package unveiled… MACPAC appoints new members… Senators talk to CMS about how to avoid premium increases… Administration wants to lower drug prices.
While committees slowed down this week, everything else sped up in Raleigh as the legislature prepared for the opening day of session next Wednesday, May 16. Primary elections were held with some unexpected outcomes and Governor Roy Cooper released his budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
Illinois legislative news for the week of May 11, 2018.
The 2018 North Carolina primary was a fascinating election full of surprises. NC was the first state to see an incumbent congressman lose in a primary this year, and the State House and Senate saw a fairly high number of incumbents lose their seats to a primary challenger. There were also numerous open seats up for grabs as a result of retirements as well as an ongoing redistricting battle.
Quote of the week: “There is still a lot of thinking on the right that if big corporations are happy, they’re going to take the money they’re saving and reinvest it in American workers. In fact they bought back shares, a few gave out bonuses; there’s no evidence whatsoever that the money’s been massively poured back into the American worker.”
- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Interview with The Economist, April 26, 2018
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.