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Michael Drobac, a senior advisor in McGuireWoods Consulting’s Washington, D.C., office and head of its emerging technologies team, was quoted in a July 6 Politico Pro Transportation story on how the commercial drone industry is affected by a stalemate over new rules governing model aircraft.
Michele Satterlund, McGuireWoods partner and senior vice president at McGuireWoods Consulting, recently wrote a comprehensive overview of legislative battles waged in state capitals across the nation over efforts to ban or restrict ocular telehealth — eye care services via telecommunications technology such as smartphones.
The Virginia Supreme Court recently found a 15-year lease unenforceable because it was not executed with the formalities of a “deed” in accordance with Virginia law.
McGuireWoods partner Michele Satterlund, also a senior vice president at McGuireWoods Consulting, was nominated as president-elect of the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association (MRWBA) for 2018-19
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.
Number of the week: 25%. The tariff rate that the Trump administration is imposing on imported steel from the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. The administration’s announcement last week, which also included a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports, surprised and rattled U.S. allies.
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.