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Former South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges and federal Executive Vice President Frank Donatelli of McGuireWoods Consulting engaged in a spirited debate before nearly 45 members of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Retail Affinity Group in Charlotte, North Carolina, on March 7.
Robert Wasinger, who served in senior advisory and liaison roles in President Donald Trump’s campaign and transition team after extensive experience on Capitol Hill, has joined McGuireWoods Consulting’s nationally recognized federal government relations team.
McGuireWoods Consulting’s Texas Government Relations team was recently recognized by Capitol Inside as one of the top law firm lobbying practices in Austin in its "2016 Texas Lobby Power Rankings." The Austin team was ranked fourth overall amongst the Top 20 lobbying firms.
Harry Kaplan (Senior Advisor, Raleigh) was recently honored by Governor Pat McCrory with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. It is the highest honor and award the Governor of North Carolina can bestow.
Raleigh was busy this week with legislative oversight committees beginning to wrap up their work for the 2017-2018 interim. Topics included IT projects, transportation, education, energy, school district division, and economic oversight. A handful of the committees put out legislative recommendations for consideration before the legislature in the 2018 short session.
With the session adjourning last week, your Atlanta firm wanted to share a quick update on where some of the major issues for the year finished. As always, if we can provide further information, just contact us.
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Raleigh was a bit quieter this week as oversight committee meetings slowed down and closed-door leadership meetings sped up in preparation for the impending short session. The Program Evaluation Oversight Committee heard a number of reports, including on the state’s ferry system and increasing lottery proceeds. The Legislative Research Commission to Study Rates and Transfers/Public Enterprises met to discuss water utility systems. The Joint Legislative Study Committee on the Division of Local School Administrative Units met yet again, and The LRC on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DDs) heard from a variety of community organizations.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions released a draft bill on its approach on opioids.
The draft legislation would overhaul the tax collection agency and modernize its information technology infrastructure. The overall goal is to improve taxpayer services and customer experience with the IRS.
The Georgia Legislative Session adjourned last week. Read below to learn what changes you can expect in the state.
A $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill was signed into law March 23, 2018. Here's how the spending package affects the healthcare industry, by the numbers.