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.
Feb. 28 marked “Crossover Day” in the Georgia General Assembly. This was the last day bills could “cross over” from one chamber to the other and still have a clear path to becoming law this legislative session.
The potential tax hit for those who grabbed a swag bag at the Oscars on Sunday. The IRS considers these fancy giveaways as income and can collect taxes based on the value of the gifts, which is estimated to be somewhere around $100,000. The gift bag includes luxury vacation packages, cosmetics, clothes, and high-tech gadgets.
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: ‘Historic day’. With all these legislative candidates, no one’s getting a free ride
A number of interim committees met this week with one common thread running throughout the conversations: health. Committees discussed issues including the vocational training and support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and an update on the status of NC’s Medicaid waiver application. Additionally, the filing deadline for the 2018 elections passed on Wednesday.
Devil’s in the Details. That’s the U.S. budget deficit for fiscal year 2017 according to the FY 2017 Financial Report of the United States Government. The Department of the Treasury released the report on Feb. 15 to little fanfare — the annual report card on the nation’s fiscal health was largely ignored by the media. Bill Bergman, the director of research at Truth in Accounting, puts it best: “The largest financial institution in world history issued its annual report yesterday, and nobody cares.”
Incentives: The Good, the Bad, and Your Responsibility - Chris Lloyd spoke yesterday at the Iowa Professional Economic Developers Association meeting.
Chris Lloyd spoke this morning in Staunton at the Virginia Institute for Economic Development on The Foundations of Virginia Economic Development Policy.
Chris Lloyd spoke at the 2014 Infrastructure Maintenance Symposium in Orlando, FL on Political Challenges to Long-Term Maintenance Concepts
Chris Lloyd spoke last week in Denver at the National Council for Public Private Partnerships on Winning the War Against Public Private Partnerships and Building a Defensible and Transparent P3 Policy Framework.
Chris Lloyd spoke last week at the Brunswick County (NC) Economic Development Commission on Economic Development Politics and Policies.