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.
McGuireWoods Consulting is pleased to announce that Bo Heath is assuming the role of practice group Leader of the North Carolina state government relations team and that Harry Kaplan will transition into the position of senior advisor.
Number of the Week: 120
The number of days until the 2018 midterm elections. The latest polling data from RealClearPolitics has Democrats leading Republicans by 7.4 percentage points in a generic congressional ballot.
This Week: Pandemic bill marked up, Senate committees hold hearings on drug costs and Medicaid fraud, CMS says yes to Oklahoma but no to Massachusetts.
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
Each year on July 1, a new set of laws goes into effect in Georgia. The act of sifting through the past session’s numerous amendments and legislation can be a cumbersome and time-consuming task, so below is a brief overview of the most significant bills going into effect this Sunday.
The legislature was very busy this week as leadership prepared to adjourn Friday afternoon. The focus shifted to remaining local bills and constitutional amendments. Also, House and Senate leaders responded to Governor Cooper’s veto of seven bills with five veto overrides this week. Furthermore, both chambers approved various gubernatorial and legislative appointments, and the United States Supreme Court upheld recently drawn legislative districts.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Federal Public Affairs Team.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
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.
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.