McGuireWoods Consulting’s Texas Government Relations team was recently recognized by Capitol Inside as one of the top law firm lobbying practices in Austin in its "2016 Texas Lobby Power Rankings." The Austin team was ranked fourth overall amongst the Top 20 lobbying firms.
Harry Kaplan (Senior Advisor, Raleigh) was recently honored by Governor Pat McCrory with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. It is the highest honor and award the Governor of North Carolina can bestow.
Anthony “Tony” Gius has joined the MWCAdvocacy practice as a vice president. He brings more than 15 years of experience in implementing and managing political and issue campaigns for statewide and national political races, political committees and numerous Fortune 500 companies.
On January 5, McGuireWoods Consulting hosted a multi-office policy forum entitled, “Presidential and Gubernatorial Transitions: What to Expect and Why Should You Care?” Moderated by Senior Advisor and former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges and Executive Vice President Frank Donatelli, the panel of distinguished guests provided their perspectives on the presidential and upcoming gubernatorial transitions and how government affairs professionals can best position their organizations during a change of administration.
McGuireWoods Romania was recently named as one of five winners in the Public Affairs category for 2016 at the European Excellence Awards in Berlin. The team was honored for its “Every Child in Kindergarten” program, which impacts more than 111,000 children by working to prevent early school dropouts in disadvantaged areas across Romania.
On June 12, Gov. Henry McMaster (R) faced multiple challengers for the Republican nomination for governor and will face a runoff despite having the endorsement of President Donald Trump.
Quote of the week: “Your tax lady. She really hates the U.S.”
- President Donald Trump said to EU Commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker at the G7 summit, referring to EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
This Week: House votes on modified rescission package; Senate’s August recess cancelled; silver loading to go ahead; concerns raised on cybersecurity and HHS; 340 B penalties are delayed one more time.
Business picked up at the legislature this week. The Senate quickly overrode Governor Cooper’s veto of the $23.9 billion state budget, and both chambers considered legislation on regulatory reform, judicial elections, and municipal charter schools. Also, Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and other House leaders sponsored a bill that would add a state constitutional amendment to November’s ballot.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
The European Commission recently proposed a 3% tax on turnover for companies with EU digital revenues over €50 million and total global revenues over €750 million.
The latest updates in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) case, from the Washington Healthcare team.