In a July 7 article for CNBC, McGuireWoods Consulting director of infrastructure and economic development, Chris Lloyd, discussed why a company’s location still matters, despite people in many occupations sticking with remote work post-pandemic.
In late June, President Biden endorsed the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure agreement and discussions will continue over the next month on what projects will be included in the final package.
Virginia lawmakers passed landmark legislation during the 2021 session, tackling the death penalty, marijuana, minimum wage, labor laws, education and more. Jim Dyke, senior advisor with McGuireWoods Consulting, commented on the impact of these bills in a June 30 article for Virginia Business.
In a June 18 article for the Phoenix Business Journal, Chris Lloyd detailed expected economic growth for Phoenix and Arizona in general, due to a diversifying economy, migration from California and changes sparked by the pandemic.
McGuireWoods Consulting is proud to announce that Susan Bowling, former acting director and deputy director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and Graham Tew, veteran lobbyist and former senior executive assistant of legislative affairs for Gov. Carroll Campbell, have joined its team in The Palmetto State as senior vice presidents.
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.
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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.
This week in Washington: Senate agrees on infrastructure compromise, budget resolution with reconciliation instructions to be voted on.
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On May 10, 2021 the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the launch of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, to provide $350 billion in emergency funding for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments.
This week in Washington: Infrastructure talks continue, Labor HHS Appropriations bill clears House Committee and is on the way to the floor.
In the General Assembly this week, most of the legislative work was focused around medical cannabis and high school sports. Governor Cooper (D) announced a change in the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) guidance to school districts, allowing individual districts discretion to apply and enforce mask rules for schools. In his press conference Wednesday, Cooper also noted that this week North Carolina saw the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in about two months.
On Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) released draft legislation titled the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act.
Updates on state and local action taken in Virginia in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
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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.
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