Anthony “Tony” Gius has joined the MWCAdvocacy practice as a vice president. He brings more than 15 years of experience in implementing and managing political and issue campaigns for statewide and national political races, political committees and numerous Fortune 500 companies.
On January 5, McGuireWoods Consulting hosted a multi-office policy forum entitled, “Presidential and Gubernatorial Transitions: What to Expect and Why Should You Care?” Moderated by Senior Advisor and former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges and Executive Vice President Frank Donatelli, the panel of distinguished guests provided their perspectives on the presidential and upcoming gubernatorial transitions and how government affairs professionals can best position their organizations during a change of administration.
McGuireWoods Romania was recently named as one of five winners in the Public Affairs category for 2016 at the European Excellence Awards in Berlin. The team was honored for its “Every Child in Kindergarten” program, which impacts more than 111,000 children by working to prevent early school dropouts in disadvantaged areas across Romania.
McGuireWoods Consulting was a proud sponsor of A Wider Circle’s 2016 Community Ball. A Wider Circle’s mission is to end poverty and help ensure every individual and family has an opportunity to succeed. Federal Public Affairs team members Lee Lilley, Patrick Martin and Brian Vanderbloemen attended this year’s dinner, which honored Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-SC) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI).
Frank Donatelli, head of McGuireWoods Consulting's federal government relations practice, was recently featured in U.S News & World Report where he shared his thoughts on the upcoming presidential debates.
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.
This Week: Omnibus arrives… Right to Try passes House on the second try… and then Congress is gone for two weeks.
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
This week kept the House of Representatives busy with special House Select Committee meetings on Disaster Relief, School Safety, and North Carolina River Quality. There was also a joint meeting of the House and Senate for the Agriculture and Forestry Awareness Study Commission. Rounding things out with the executive branch, Governor Cooper’s Prison Reform Advisory Board had their first meeting as well.
Addressing an aviation and aerospace industry that supports thousands of jobs and contributes millions of dollars to the Virginia economy, state policymakers introduced more than 20 aviation-related bills in the 2018 Virginia legislative session.
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.