McGuireWoods Consulting Infrastructure and Economic Development vice president, Benton Blaine, detailed four key concepts to maximize return on investment and project success in a Feb. 15 article for Area Development.
In a Feb. 13 article for PharmaLive, McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president, Stephanie Kennan, gave an overview of Medicare for All and how it will influence the healthcare debate.
McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president, Michele Satterlund, spoke with Corporate Counsel Business Journal on the crossover between legal and public affairs work, as well as a new initiative highlighting women working in public affairs.
In a Feb. 4 article for Detroit News, McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor, Frank Donatelli, analyzed the reactions of both Democrats and Republicans to Howard Schultz’ announcement that he is considering a presidential run as a centrist independent.
McGuireWoods Consulting Women in Public Affairs is pleased to recognize women on our state government relations and federal public affairs teams who have received top lobbyist honors over the past year.
The General Assembly kicked things into full gear this week as they dive into this year’s long session. Redistricting and ABC reform, school construction funding, and Medicaid privatization were all topics of conversation for both the House and the Senate.
Meanwhile, Governor Roy Cooper appointed Cheri Beasley as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, following former Chief Justice Mark Martin’s retirement announcement in January. Beasley will be the first black woman to hold the Chief Justice seat in North Carolina.
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Coming Week’s Highlights: This week’s focus by many will be whether the government shuts down once more. Legislation must be passed and signed by the President by February 15, in order to keep the departments not yet funded through the fiscal year open. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is funded through the end of the fiscal year with the exception of the Food and Drug Administration.
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
The General Assembly met several times this week, holding session to discuss each chamber’s permanent rules. Both House and Senate committee chairs decided to use some of their meeting time to acclimate new members as they gear up for this year’s long session. Legislators filed several bills this week, multiple that would increase school calendar flexibility, and one to make ice cream North Carolina’s official frozen treat.
The General Assembly will re-convene on Monday, February 11th at 7:00pm.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed to expand its site-neutral payment policy to clinic visits.
The House of Representatives approved the first major change to federal regulation of the over-the-counter drug industry in 40 years.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Federal Public Affairs Team.
The House Ways and Means Committee passed several measures to expand tax-advantaged health savings accounts (HSA).