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.
McGuireWoods Consulting was a proud sponsor of A Wider Circle’s 2016 Community Ball. A Wider Circle’s mission is to end poverty and help ensure every individual and family has an opportunity to succeed. Federal Public Affairs team members Lee Lilley, Patrick Martin and Brian Vanderbloemen attended this year’s dinner, which honored Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-SC) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI).
Frank Donatelli, head of McGuireWoods Consulting's federal government relations practice, was recently featured in U.S News & World Report where he shared his thoughts on the upcoming presidential debates.
McGuireWoods Consulting is pleased to announce that Bo Heath is assuming the role of practice group Leader of the North Carolina state government relations team and that Harry Kaplan will transition into the position of senior advisor.
MWC, in partnership with another Richmond-based firm, announced the launch of the Unmanned Systems Association of Virginia (USAV) on September 15, 2016.
Each year on July 1, a new set of laws goes into effect in Georgia. The act of sifting through the past session’s numerous amendments and legislation can be a cumbersome and time-consuming task, so below is a brief overview of the most significant bills going into effect this Sunday.
The legislature was very busy this week as leadership prepared to adjourn Friday afternoon. The focus shifted to remaining local bills and constitutional amendments. Also, House and Senate leaders responded to Governor Cooper’s veto of seven bills with five veto overrides this week. Furthermore, both chambers approved various gubernatorial and legislative appointments, and the United States Supreme Court upheld recently drawn legislative districts.
On June 26, Gov. Henry McMaster (R) defeated primary runoff challenger John Warren, a U.S. Marine veteran and political newcomer, after President Donald Trump rallied his voters and encouraged them to show up for McMaster.
Case of the week: South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.
On June 21, breaking with nearly half a century of legal precedent, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. that online retailers may now be required to collect sales tax in states where they do not maintain a physical presence.
This Week: House concludes two weeks of considering opioid legislation….Rescission package fails in Senate on procedural vote….AHP final rule released.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
On June 22, the House of Representatives concluded two weeks of voting on opioid legislation by approving a package that combines dozens of individual opioid-related bills that the House had approved over the past two weeks.
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.