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
The Texas Legislature will convene Jan. 8, 2019 for its 140-day regular session. Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, both Republicans, were re-elected to serve a second term. The political makeup of the Texas Senate remains heavily Republican.
The General Assembly re-convened on Tuesday, November 27 and the session is expected to last two weeks as lawmakers take up hurricane relief, voter ID, economic incentives and other legislation deemed necessary. This session is considered a “lame-duck” session as outgoing members will be taking their last votes before the new legislature takes place in January.
In 2019, expect the South Carolina legislature to address the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station abandonment, the state's ailing retirement system, and education policy.
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This Week: Congress returned from the elections and plans for next year.
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).