This month, Greg Guice, a former legislative affairs director at the Federal Communications Commission with two decades of experience in the telecommunications and technology policy, joined McGuireWoods Consulting’s federal public affairs team as a senior vice president.
Former FCC Legislative Affairs Director, House Energy and Commerce Committee Staff Member Offers Unique Insights
McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor, Brad Alexander, along with McGuireWoods partner, Doug Lamb, discussed proposed regulations of the opportunity zone program and how public-private partnerships may help realize the potential of opportunity zones.
McGuireWoods Consulting’s Texas government relations team has hired Lucy Nashed and Tracy Morehead in its Austin office. They will serve as vice president and assistant vice president of state government relations, respectively.
McGuireWoods Consulting South Carolina government relations team and national grassroots advocacy team worked with lawyers from multiple McGuireWoods LLP practices to assist Dominion in negotiating a $13.4 billion merger with South Carolina-based SCANA Corporation.
The 154th General Assembly will reconvene later this month on Wednesday, January 30th. For the first time since 2012, the Republican-led chambers will lack the numbers to override an executive veto. Both House and Senate leaders hope to work across the aisle in order to have a successful session which is expected to last late into the year. Lawmakers have said that crafting the state budget is on the top of their agenda for the 2019-2020 session. Additional items that are expected to be in the spotlight this year include but are not limited to education, Medicaid expansion, transportation, and rural economic development. The House is expected to finalize committee assignments within the next couple of weeks. The Senate released their list of committee assignments earlier in the week.
Governor Kemp’s proposed budgets for FY19A and FY2020 are fairly conservative and do not reflect any major new priorities that have not previously been a part of his campaign platform.
This Week: Gregory Guice Joins MWC Federal Public Affairs Team; Senate Commerce Committee Shuffles Subcommittee Leadership and Jurisdiction; Draft Drone Operations Over People Rule Subject to Yet-to-be-Released Remote Identification Rulemaking; DOJ Reverses Course on Scope of Wire Act for Online Gaming; Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearings for U.S. Attorney General Nominee William Barr
This Week: As of today, the government has been partially shut down for 25 days, surpassing the longest federal government shutdown in history during Bill Clinton’s presidency in 1995.
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
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The McGuireWoods Consulting Women in Public Affairs initiative focuses on bringing women in public affairs together through a series of local and regional educational events and networking opportunities.
While Congress may not be able to make up its mind on whether and how to permanently deal with cannabis legalization, the American people clearly have done so. In virtually every state with any kind of significant urban presence and direct voter access to the ballot, marijuana is in some stage of decriminalization.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Federal Public Affairs Team.
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