The Hill announced its “Top Lobbyists 2018” list today, naming accomplished professionals from corporations, grassroots organizations, associations and hired guns.
Last month, the Romanian Investor Relations Association (ARIR) was founded by the Bucharest Stock Exchange, along with some of the largest listed companies, companies with the potential to become listed, fund managers and investor relations professionals.
Even as the nation watched Georgia’s hotly contested 2018 gubernatorial race, many may have missed a more significant change — the biggest geographic realignment among Georgia voters in decades. McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor Brad Alexander explored this historic development in his Dec. 6 article for The Hill.
MWC takes lead in supporting opportunities for next generation of government affairs and advocacy female leaders.
In separate Dec. 3 televised interviews, McGuireWoods partner George Terwilliger and McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor Frank Donatelli shared their memories of the late President George H.W. Bush.
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.
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.
On June 22, the House of Representatives concluded two weeks of voting on opioid legislation by approving a package that combines dozens of individual opioid-related bills that the House had approved over the past two weeks.
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
The House began its two-week vote-a-thon on opioid legislation. On June 12, 2018 the House passed 25 bills and continued to work on opioid legislation throughout the week. On June 12 all but two of the bills were decided by voice vote, and the debate period for the bills rarely exceeded 10 minutes.
GA-18-380: This report examines the progress the progress the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has made improving opioid safety through its Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI).