On Thursday, Nov. 8, McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor, Frank Donatelli, participated in an event hosted by the Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C., “What the Midterm Elections Reveal About America.”
In a Nov. 9 Law360 article, McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor, Frank Donatelli, reviewed the 2018 midterm elections with ten snap observations.
When Congress reconvenes in January, Democrats will be in control of the House for the first time in eight years. Lawmakers will continue to discuss privacy and cybersecurity issues, including whether there should be a federal standard for how companies should be allowed to use and safeguard consumer data and how to stop cyberattacks from foreign entities.
McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor, Jim Dyke, along with Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP partner, Gary Thomson, authored a Nov. 6 column for the Richmond Times Dispatch on the importance of exceptional early childhood education to provide talent for the future Virginia workforce.
He Succeeds Frank Donatelli, Who Stays With MWC as Senior Advisor
Lawmakers in Georgia will convene at the State Capitol on Jan. 14, 2019, for the first session of the 155th General Assembly. In addition to adopting a budget for the 2020 fiscal year, which is the only constitutionally required duty of the Georgia General Assembly, much of the activity during the 40-day legislative session likely will take place behind the scenes.
Following the 2018 election, Illinois will be the bluest it has ever been in modern history. With incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner resoundingly losing his re-election bid to Democrat J.B. Pritzker, all statewide elected offices are held by Democrats.
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.
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This Week: Congress focuses on organizing for the next Congress and the continuing resolution; previews of drug pricing legislation for the next Congress; CMS issues controversial guidance concerning how states can use subsidies.
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.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
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.
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).