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.
McGuireWoods Consulting is pleased to announce that Mona G. Mohib has been promoted to senior vice president. She is a member of both the Federal Public Affairs group and National Multistate Strategies team, where she works with governors, attorneys general and other state and local elected officials across the country.
Budget preparation took up the majority of business at the legislature this week. House and Senate budget writers anticipate that the budget will be passed by both chambers late next week. Also, House and Senate leaders released preview of key policy initiatives in the budget, which includes investments in school safety, a broadband grant program, and raises for teachers and various state employees.
With current Gov. Nathan Deal term-limited, a wide range of candidates from both parties have joined the competitive contest to replace him. Tuesday’s primary led to a runoff between the top two finalists among those vying for the Republican nomination.
It’s a busy week for Congress — lawmakers are trying to get as much done as possible before departing for the weeklong Memorial Day recess. Major items on the to-do list include (1) the Senate’s bipartisan banking bill; (2) farm bill; (3) FY 2019 defense reauthorization; and (4) the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act.
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This Week: More opioid legislation marked up…Questions about the need for the rescission package…President releases drug pricing plan…And FDA and CMS start to act.
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).
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
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.