Was Policy Fellow for House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Greg Walden, partner at McGuireWoods and senior advisor with McGuireWoods Consulting, recently discussed legal concerns, ethical considerations and policy around autonomous vehicles with the Corporate Counsel Business Journal.
In a Sept. 10 opinion piece for The Hill, McGuireWoods Consulting executive vice president and director, Frank Donatelli, compares the upcoming midterm elections and modern politics to a heavyweight fight.
Former Educator Touts Strong Legislative Affairs Background
Client Service, Business Growth Remain Top Priority
The General Assembly reconvened for a special session on Tuesday, October 2nd at 10 AM. Lawmakers took up issues to address disaster relief, approving an initial round of $56.5 million in recovery funding. This first round of funding will address the needs of school systems that will not hit the minimum 185 school days required by law. With the passage of the legislation, the General Assembly adjourned and will return on October 15, at which time lawmakers will address larger funding measures.
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As interest in renewable energy development increases, particularly in the area of solar power generation, pressure continues to mount on local government officials tasked with reviewing and approving these projects.
Most energy experts agree that Florida has the potential to be one of the nation’s top 10 states in solar energy production, due to its sunlight and population density. Over the past decade, however, Florida has lagged behind other states.
Preston Bryant, senior vice president on McGuireWoods Consulting’s infrastructure and economic development team, wrote a series of reports focusing on the growth of solar power and renewable energy in Virginia.
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.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
GA-18-380: This report examines the progress the progress the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has made improving opioid safety through its Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI).
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.