McGuireWoods Consulting announced several promotions effective April 1, 2023, recognizing the work of individuals in state government relations and MWC Advocacy.
Stephanie Kennan, senior vice president with McGuireWoods Consulting, was named JD Supra’s No. 1 healthcare author for the fourth consecutive year.
McGuireWoods Consulting has added Dave Richard, NC Medicaid director, who led the $20 billion Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs for North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services, and Amanda Falkenbury, a leading lobbyist, to the firm’s North Carolina team.
McGuireWoods Consulting has added Brian M. Symmes, former deputy chief of staff for communications for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, as a vice president in the firm’s South Carolina government affairs team, where he will provide clients with strategic and crisis communications services.
On February 11, 2023, WBTW featured an interview with McGuireWoods Consulting President Gov. Jim Hodges as he examined the decision to move South Carolina to the lead-off spot on the Democratic presidential primary calendar.Read more...
On February 14, 2023, Kate Zaykowski, Joshua Canter and Kwame Walker helped their client, the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce, to have a successful Day at the Capitol in Austin, Texas.
In a victory for the disabled and disability rights activists, South Carolina has enacted a new law that bars employers from paying subminimum wages to workers with certain types of disabilities. Gov. Henry McMaster signed S.533 into law on February 6, 2022.Read more...
On February 2, 2023, McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor James Dyke was quoted by Cardinal News on a state Senate proposal to create a centralized Department of Workforce Development and Advancement.Read more...
Although states began expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act over a decade ago, this week, North Carolina became the 40th state to do so. Democratic Governor Roy Cooper signed HB 76: Access to Healthcare Options into law Tuesday, surrounded by both Republicans and Democrats from the General Assembly who heralded its passage. Read more...
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
This Week in Washington: HHS Secretary appears before Senate Finance and Senate Appropriations Committees
The General Assembly is on track to have a draft budget faster than almost any session in the recent past, according to House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland). Senior Appropriations Chairman and top House budget leader Representative Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth) told fellow lawmakers Wednesday that an initial draft of the House's version of the state budget will be released next week.Read more...
This Week in Washington: CMS releases first list of Inflation Rebate Program drugs, initial guidance on Medicare Drug Negotiation Program
This June’s primaries and conventions will mark the first time that Virginians cast their ballots in state legislative districts drawn based on the new bipartisan redistricting constitutional amendment adopted in November 2020.
In North Carolina, Spring is just a few weeks away, but budget season is already here. On Wednesday, Democratic Governor Roy Cooper released his proposed state budget for the 2023-25 biennium, proposing to spend $32.95 billion in the first year of the biennium, an increase of nearly five billion dollars from the current fiscal year’s budget.Read more...
Updates on state and local action taken in Virginia in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
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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