McGuireWoods’ Board of Partners has elected Jonathan P. Harmon to succeed Richard Cullen as McGuireWoods’ chairman. In addition, the board appointed J. Tracy Walker IV to follow Thomas E. Cabaniss as the firm’s managing partner.
McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president and law firm partner Mike Reynold was quoted in an Oct. 27 Wall Street Journal story about this year’s race for governor in Virginia.
Jim Hodges, a former South Carolina governor who heads McGuireWoods Consulting’s national multistate team and is a partner with the McGuireWoods law firm, appeared alongside Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe at a University of Chicago Institute of Politics forum.
McGuireWoods Romania announced today that three new consultants have joined its Bucharest office.
Jim Hodges, a former South Carolina governor who leads McGuireWoods Consulting’s national multistate strategies team, recently joined a former Virginia governor to discuss a proposed bipartisan healthcare measure on the Fox Business Network.
SPEECH OF THE WEEK: STATE OF THE UNION - Safe, Strong, and Proud. President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union this evening at 9 p.m. ET. The theme of the address will be on building a safe, strong, and proud America. Trump is expected to offer more details on the White House’s immigration plan, which would provide a path to citizenship for up to 1.8 million Dreamers; significantly reduce legal immigration to the U.S.; and establish a $25 billion trust fund for border security.
WECT-NEWS: NC unemployment rate rose in December to worst in 7 months
This Week: HHS gets a new Secretary …. Members support CMS proposal to pass on drug discounts.
While interim committees continued to meet this week, the legislature remains in session, though no votes were held in either the House or Senate. This week in interim committees, legislators discussed topics including safety in K-12 schools and college campuses, prison security, agency rule making and judicial reform.
Government Reopens. Just before yesterday’s cloture vote on the continuing resolution (“CR”) that ended the three-day government shutdown, Schumer laid out Senate Majority Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) verbal commitment to immediately take up consideration of a bipartisan DACA bill if the issue is not resolved by the next government funding deadline, Feb. 8. Although the commitment is nonbinding, it was enough to secure the Democrats’ support for a 17-day CR.
Incentives: The Good, the Bad, and Your Responsibility - Chris Lloyd spoke yesterday at the Iowa Professional Economic Developers Association meeting.
Chris Lloyd spoke this morning in Staunton at the Virginia Institute for Economic Development on The Foundations of Virginia Economic Development Policy.
Chris Lloyd spoke at the 2014 Infrastructure Maintenance Symposium in Orlando, FL on Political Challenges to Long-Term Maintenance Concepts
Chris Lloyd spoke last week in Denver at the National Council for Public Private Partnerships on Winning the War Against Public Private Partnerships and Building a Defensible and Transparent P3 Policy Framework.
Chris Lloyd spoke last week at the Brunswick County (NC) Economic Development Commission on Economic Development Politics and Policies.