In an Oct. 31 article, Best Lawyers reviewed the 2018 midterm elections, noting that in several states the newly elected leadership will help to decide 2021 redistricting.
On Oct. 24, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (also known as SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act). The legislation includes changes to treatment options in Medicare in response to the opioid epidemic.
In an Oct. 18 article from the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Stephanie Kennan, senior vice president with McGuireWoods Consulting, provided insights on what changes to expect once the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act is implemented.
On Oct. 3, 2018, Congress passed H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (also known as SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act). The legislation makes two key Medicaid changes in response to the opioid epidemic.
With midterm elections fast approaching, political coverage dominates every source of media, with a new key issue of the day to debate in both liberal and conservative news outlets. Absent from these discussions is America’s rising fiscal challenge and how Washington can work together to address it.
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.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
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.
The European Commission recently proposed a 3% tax on turnover for companies with EU digital revenues over €50 million and total global revenues over €750 million.