On June 5, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the appointment of McGuireWoods Consulting chairman, Mark Bowles, to the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia.
In a June 2020 article for Area Development, McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president and director of infrastructure and economic development, Chris Lloyd, commented on the importance of maintaining a strong commitment to economic development as businesses rethink supply chains and navigate new guidelines and rules amid the COVID-19 crisis.
The Federal Communications Commission approved its ninth wave of COVID-19 telehealth program applications, awarding another $16.45 million to healthcare providers across the United States. Of that, $700,000 will be awarded to Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee – a result of the lobbying efforts of McGuireWoods Consulting vice president Edward Hill.
Racial justice is essential for our country and the communities in which we live and work. Now is the time for all of us to engage in conversations about race and commit to our part in making positive long-lasting change.
Child care providers are considered essential in Virginia; however, a drop in enrollment has meant many programs have closed since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. With limited space, social distancing requirements and strict sick child policies, Virginia workers are struggling to find child care programs as the Commonwealth reopens.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., McGuireWoods Consulting’s National Practice team has been helping clients monitor and interpret governors’ COVID-related executive orders, and where necessary, conduct outreach and engage governors’ offices.
When construction began on the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel’s South Island, hundreds of waterbirds were displaced from their natural habitat. The migrating birds were left without a habitat to return to, and no place to start a successful breeding season, until the American Bird Conservancy and McGuireWoods Consulting stepped in.
In the April 2020 edition of the Virginia Municipal League’s Virginia Town and City magazine, McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president, Preston Bryant, detailed the various aspects and impacts of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA).
Lawmakers were briefly back in Raleigh this week for what was a quick session to handle some last minute legislative matters and veto override attempts. Both the House and Senate wrapped up their work for the week on Wednesday and plan to hold skeletal, nonvoting sessions Saturday, July 11. Neither chamber will hold votes again until Wednesday, September 2 at noon.
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.
On July 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and announced other adjustments to the program based on comments received from stakeholders.
This week: Coronavirus response; House Democrats seek increased oversight of U.S. Agency for Global Media; technology companies among Paycheck Protection Program loan recipients.
Texans have until July 10th to vote during the early voting period for runoff elections. The runoffs for these primary elections were originally scheduled to be held May 26th, but were moved to July 14th due to the pandemic. Additionally, Governor Abbott extended the typical 7-day early voting period to 14 days.
This week in Washington: The House and Senate are out for a two-week working period until July 17th.
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
The North Carolina General Assembly 2020 short session came to a close last week. Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting various policy areas of interest. This week's spotlight focuses on bills related to education, healthcare, and re-opening. Below is a list of highlighted bills that became law, as well as bills that were filed during the 2020 short session, but did not become law or await the Governor's signature.
Join McGuireWoods Consulting, McGuireWoods LLP, the Virginia Department of Education's Chief Readiness Officer and a policy expert with ZERO TO THREE for a discussion around the challenges early learning programs face managing health, safety, economics and the law during the COVID-19 health crisis.
McGuireWoods Consulting, McGuireWoods LLP, representatives from local Georgia jurisdictions, and special guest, Georgia State Representative Clay Pirkle, held a discussion on the Georgia General Assembly and working with state and local jurisdictions.
Updates on state and local action taken in Texas 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 Illinois in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Unmanned Systems Association of Virginia and McGuireWoods Consulting, with experts from across the unmanned systems sectors, held a discussion on how COVID-19 is spurring the growth of unmanned systems and how, and what, policies can help continue to advance the economic success of the industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Updates on state and local action taken in Virginia in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Hear from Sunshine State leaders on how they were able to make an immediate transition to distance learning, what they have learned so far, and how they are preparing for an uncertain school year.