National publications covered the recent arrival of McGuireWoods Consulting vice president Clayton Cox, who recently joined the firm’s federal public affairs team in Washington, D.C.
Former DNC Director Brings Relationships With Biden Administration To MWC
A May 5, 2021 Virginia Mercury article detailed the latest actions taken by advocates and education leaders in Virginia to address racial disparities in K-12 schools. State data shows Black students are two to three times more likely to be suspended than their peers, in addition to persistent racial academic achievement gaps, including scoring 10 percentage points lower in all five subject areas on state standardized tests and underrepresentation in Advanced Placement courses.
In an April 30 column for the Washington Business Journal, McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor, Jim Dyke, shared his personal and professional journey – beginning with his paternal grandfather in a one-room segregated school in Bedford County, Virginia to the White House and the first Black Secretary of Education in Virginia.
There are currently two school choice proposals making their way through the Florida legislature – House Bill 7045 and Senate Bill 48. McGuireWoods Consulting vice president, Sara Clements, discussed the differences in the bills and the impact they would have in the state in a April 19 article for Florida Politics.
On April 9, 2021, President Biden submitted his discretionary budget to Congress, setting out a blueprint for priority areas in the coming year. McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president, Stephanie Kennan, commented on the budget’s healthcare provisions in an April 14 article for MedCity News.
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Stephanie Kennan, senior vice president with McGuireWoods Consulting, was named JD Supra’s No. 1 healthcare author for the second consecutive year.
The establishment of these legislative frameworks will better enable states to proactively prepare and spend this money in ways that can effectively combat addiction.
It is official: the legislature has officially passed the self-imposed crossover deadline. The deadline is an attempt to narrow down the number of bills eligible for consideration throughout the remainder of the legislative session.
The Virginia gubernatorial election will be held on November 2, 2021.
On May 10, the 2021 General Session of the Georgia General Assembly officially came to a close with the end of the governor’s 40-day window to sign or veto legislation.
McGuireWoods Consulting has compiled the below information coming from Washington and our state capitals in response to COVID-19 as it pertains to employers and businesses across industry sectors. Members of MWC’s federal public affairs team are closely following developments on Capitol Hill, and we will update information as news and insights become available.
Republican elected officials and critics of expanded unemployment have argued that federal unemployment payments, adjusted since the outset of the pandemic, are too high. Below is a summary on state actions to limit supplemental unemployment to date (May 11, 2021).
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This week in Washington: Biden Administration expresses support for WTO TRIPS Waiver.
McGuireWoods Consulting helps private equity investors and portfolio companies understand the implications of state-level policy decisions and market trends for their investment and business decisions.
Updates on state and local action taken in Virginia in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Updates on state and local action taken in Illinois in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Florida state and local action in response to COVID-19.
Updates on state and local action taken in Texas in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
McGuireWoods Consulting’s bipartisan team held a discussion on the results of the 2020 gubernatorial, attorneys general and state legislative races. The panelists provided analysis of the election outcomes and the likely policy implications in key states, as well as information on transition teams and what to expect in the 2022 races.
McGuireWoods Consulting held a bipartisan discussion on the South Carolina elections, with insights into the presidential, congressional and state legislative races.
Policy initiatives for 2021 and beyond