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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The House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing examining educator pay and school infrastructure needs. Committee Chairman Scott said additional hearings will follow that focus on the sufficiency of ESSA, Title I and IDEA funding.
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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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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).