On June 5, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the appointment of McGuireWoods Consulting chairman, Mark Bowles, to the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia.
In a June 2020 article for Area Development, McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president and director of infrastructure and economic development, Chris Lloyd, commented on the importance of maintaining a strong commitment to economic development as businesses rethink supply chains and navigate new guidelines and rules amid the COVID-19 crisis.
The Federal Communications Commission approved its ninth wave of COVID-19 telehealth program applications, awarding another $16.45 million to healthcare providers across the United States. Of that, $700,000 will be awarded to Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee – a result of the lobbying efforts of McGuireWoods Consulting vice president Edward Hill.
Racial justice is essential for our country and the communities in which we live and work. Now is the time for all of us to engage in conversations about race and commit to our part in making positive long-lasting change.
Child care providers are considered essential in Virginia; however, a drop in enrollment has meant many programs have closed since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. With limited space, social distancing requirements and strict sick child policies, Virginia workers are struggling to find child care programs as the Commonwealth reopens.
Texans have until July 10th to vote during the early voting period for runoff elections. The runoffs for these primary elections were originally scheduled to be held May 26th, but were moved to July 14th due to the pandemic. Additionally, Governor Abbott extended the typical 7-day early voting period to 14 days.
Your weekly North Carolina political news report.
This week in Washington: The House and Senate are out for a two-week working period until July 17th.
This week: Coronavirus response; House passes massive infrastructure bill along partisan lines; California begins enforcing California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA); comment period announced for proposed FCC modifications to wireless infrastructure; Congress introduces bills aimed at strengthening U.S. leadership in AI.
The North Carolina General Assembly 2020 short session came to a close last week. Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting various policy areas of interest. This week's spotlight focuses on bills related to education, healthcare, and re-opening. Below is a list of highlighted bills that became law, as well as bills that were filed during the 2020 short session, but did not become law or await the Governor's signature.
Join McGuireWoods Consulting, McGuireWoods LLP, the Virginia Department of Education's Chief Readiness Officer and a policy expert with ZERO TO THREE for a discussion around the challenges early learning programs face managing health, safety, economics and the law during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Updates on state and local action taken in Virginia in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Florida state and local action in response to COVID-19.
Updates on state and local action taken in Texas in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
McGuireWoods Consulting, McGuireWoods LLP, representatives from local Georgia jurisdictions, and special guest, Georgia State Representative Clay Pirkle, held a discussion on the Georgia General Assembly and working with state and local jurisdictions.