We pay tribute to our friend and colleague Danielle Dellerson Hayes, who valiantly fought a rare form of bile duct cancer for the past year before passing away June 22, 2017 at the age of 37.
McGuireWoods Consulting announced today that Laura W. Fornash, former Virginia Secretary of Education, has joined the firm as a senior vice president and co-leader of its National Education Practice.
McGuireWoods Consulting has added four top Washington technology lobbyists to boost the already formidable capabilities it shares with the McGuireWoods law firm on emerging technology issues at the intersection of law, regulation and business.
McGuireWoods Consulting announced that Zach Johnson has joined its Atlanta office as an assistant vice president. Johnson, who is a Georgia Certified Procurement Associate (GCPA), will assist clients with legislative, regulatory and procurement matters before the Georgia General Assembly.
McGuireWoods Consulting’s Raleigh office celebrated its 10 th anniversary last night with a reception at its offices that was attended by clients, legislators, and state and local officials. Originally started by Senior Advisor Harry Kaplan and Senior Vice President Johnny Tillett, the Raleigh office opened its doors in 2007 and has steadily grown to become one of the largest government affairs practices in the state.
Business slowed at the legislature this week in preparation for adjournment next week. The focus shifted to local bills, concurrence votes on a few public bills, and constitutional amendments. Also, the House and Senate voted to override two gubernatorial vetoes of a comprehensive elections bill and a bill to make various changes to judicial districts. Furthermore, legislative leaders expect to consider more constitutional amendments and veto overrides next week.
Vote of the week: Immigration
All eyes will be on the House this week as members prepare to take up two bills to reform the U.S. immigration system and address the fate of DACA recipients (so-called “Dreamers).
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
This Week: Opioid legislation moves…Insurers lose in court…OMB clears Association Health Plan Rule…and more!
The legislature was very busy this week as leadership looks ahead to adjournment. The House voted to override the Governor’s budget veto, and gave its final approval to legislation that would change various alcohol regulations. Also, House and Senate leaders considered more state constitutional amendments, and both chambers gave their final approval to a bill that would make comprehensive changes to various judicial districts and divisions.
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.