McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president, Rob Fortson, was recently honored as a Distinguished Leader in the Daily Report’s annual Georgia Legal Awards. Fortson, who is also a partner with McGuireWoods LLP, will be recognized at an awards dinner in June.
In 2006, McGuireWoods Consulting (MWC) formed a coalition of consumer safety advocates to support the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act – legislation in response to a number of entrapment drownings of children and infants caught in the suction of high pressure drains.
McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor, Frank Donatelli, analyzes the reasons behind Trump’s stagnant approval rating – regardless of the day’s headlines – and how this largely unmoving number may provide insight into Trump’s 2020 campaign.
Last week, House and Senate lawmakers introduced the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act. The bill asks the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create security standards for IoT devices bought by the federal government, in order to make them less vulnerable to hackers.
Throughout the country, many states are moving to legalize cannabis for medical or recreational use. McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president, Randal Meyer, explores how businesses, investors and communities can take advantage of this growing industry in a Mar. 12 article for Area Development.
Michele Satterlund has been selected to receive a Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award.
For the seventh year in a row, McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor, Jim Dyke, has been recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as one of the “50 Most Influential Virginians.” Dyke has been named as an influential Virginian since the inaugural list in 2013.
In a Feb. 28 article for Healthcare Finance, McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president, Stephanie Kennan, commented on current Medicare trends.
Benton Blaine, vice president with McGuireWoods Consulting’s infrastructure and economic development team, joined industry experts in Dallas, Texas this month for the Opportunity Zone SuperConference.
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
This week in Washington: Congress is in recess.
North Carolina legislators are now officially on their spring break after both the House and the Senate held their final floor vote session this week. The House held committee meetings through Wednesday, with the Senate meeting through Thursday afternoon. Speaker of the House, Rep. Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) has not ruled out the possibility of a Friday, or even Saturday, voting session in hopes of clearing the calendar prior to the House’s much anticipated budget rollout following their return.
This Week: Trump announces 5G strategy, Senator Markey unveils Privacy Bill of Rights, DOJ to hold workshop on Competition in Television and Digital Advertising, FAA proposes deregulatory overhaul of commercial space regulations.
While North Carolina lawmakers are busy gearing up for a full week of floor votes and committee meetings before heading into recess at the end of next week, 8 schools districts have already cancelled classes for May 1st. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are the latest to follow the lead of multiple other counties, including Wake County, to cancel all classes in preparation for the protest rally taking place in downtown Raleigh. For the second year, teachers will head to the state’s capital to lobby legislators for increased funding, among a list of other needs, including better pay for all school staff and employees, as well as greater access to Medicaid benefits. Similar to last year, the rally is anticipating around 2,000 attendees.
Secretary DeVos testified before the House Education and Labor Committee and answered questions on the president’s FY20 budget request, arming teachers, school choice, and other issues.
In their first legislative session, Governor Brian Kemp and Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan both pursued an aggressive agenda signaling that they intend to maintain the commitment of their predecessors to education. Reforming choice and increasing funding and academic performance continued to be critical areas of focus.
A recap of congressional hearings and markups in the month of April on prescription drug pricing.
The Georgia General Assembly adjourned its 2019 legislative session Tuesday, April 2. Gov. Brian Kemp will have 40 days to sign or veto legislation passed by the General Assembly. All legislation not vetoed will become law.
Hearings on the President's FY20 budget request continue, Senate Finance Committee to hold third hearing on drug pricing, Senate members to discuss broadband mapping, free speech
FY20 budget request, NHTSA Administrator nomination, Senate to resume consideration of disaster aid package and bipartisan TRACED Act, which aims to crack down on robocalls.
Possible Subcommittee markup on the Save the Internet Act, House Committee to consider legislation to create a safe harbor for financial institutions working with cannabis businesses, messaging vote on New Green Deal and more.
On Feb. 20, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of the Actuary issued a report on rising health care spending in the U.S.
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While Congress may not be able to make up its mind on whether and how to permanently deal with cannabis legalization, the American people clearly have done so. In virtually every state with any kind of significant urban presence and direct voter access to the ballot, marijuana is in some stage of decriminalization.