McGuireWoods Consulting’s Texas government relations team has hired Lucy Nashed and Tracy Morehead in its Austin office. They will serve as vice president and assistant vice president of state government relations, respectively.
McGuireWoods Consulting South Carolina government relations team and national grassroots advocacy team worked with lawyers from multiple McGuireWoods LLP practices to assist Dominion in negotiating a $13.4 billion merger with South Carolina-based SCANA Corporation.
In a Jan. 3 article for Hart Energy’s E&P Magazine, McGuireWoods Consulting International Government Relation members, senior vice president Nadia Crisan, and strategic communications and public affairs coordinator, Daniela Serban, explored Romania’s offshore opportunities from a recently passed piece of legislation.
McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor Brad Alexander discussed the advantages of public-private partnerships (P3) for opportunity zone investors in a Dec. 17 article he wrote for Commercial Property Executive.
McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor Jim Dyke commented on new cyber initiative in a Dec. 16 story on Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s website.
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Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
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.
This Week: Energy and Commerce Committee Holds Net Neutrality Hearing, Senator Graham Looks to Form Task Force on Social Media Platforms, Senate Commerce Convenes 5G Hearing as White House Prepares to Weigh In
An overview of the upcoming week in Congress from the McGuireWoods Consulting Tax Policy Update Team.
This month, President Trump announced his plan to lower drug prices. The plan does not call for a major overhaul of drug companies’ pricing practices, but does include some proposals that they oppose. Much of Trump’s plan is in the form of suggested actions, and it will take time for actual detailed proposals to be put forward.
The European Commission recently proposed a 3% tax on turnover for companies with EU digital revenues over €50 million and total global revenues over €750 million.