Mike Andrews, former staff director and chief counsel to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, joins McGuireWoods as partner and McGuireWoods Consulting’s federal public affairs team as a senior vice president, and will lead the firm’s Native American public policy efforts. After a successful career on Capitol Hill and recent experience working for Sens.

Clayton Cox, former national finance director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), will join McGuireWoods Consulting’s federal public affairs team as a vice president in May. Well known in the Democratic party for his pivotal roles in the last three presidential campaigns, Cox brings unparalleled insight into the priorities of President Biden’s Administration, as well

Bernard L. McNamee, who recently completed a term as a commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has joined McGuireWoods Consulting as a senior advisor in the firm’s Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. offices, and rejoined the McGuireWoods law firm as a partner in its Richmond, Virginia office.

McNamee was nominated to FERC

Results and analysis from the presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, attorneys general and state legislative races.

Illinois

Despite winning the Presidential race in Illinois and retaining their majorities in both state legislative chambers, Democrats had a weaker than expected night, ceding ground from their Blue Wave strength in the Chicago suburbs in 2018.

North Carolina

All eyes

On June 21, breaking with nearly half a century of legal precedent, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. that online retailers may now be required to collect sales tax in states where they do not maintain a physical presence. The implications of the court’s decision are monumental, since this

According to Carol Tan of the IRS, proposed regulations for the international provisions of the GOP tax law will be complete before the end of the year. In order for final regulations to be retroactively applicable starting on Jan. 1, 2018, all regulations must be finalized within 18 months of enactments or June 2019. The

On June 14, the Treasury Department and the IRS announced the final round of Opportunity Zone designations for four additional states. The program has now designated areas in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and five U.S. territories.

The 2017 tax law created Opportunity Zones (OZ) to draw investment to certain economically disadvantaged urban and rural

In Notice 2018-55, the IRS provided private colleges and universities subject to the GOP tax law’s 1.4 percent endowment tax with much-needed relief. According to the notice, when colleges sell property, they will only have to apply the tax to gains in value since the end of 2017. The higher basis will result in

House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady announced plans to expand health savings accounts (HSAs) via a standalone bill, apart from the Tax Reform 2.0 effort.

The new HSA legislation will build off on changes passed by the House last year, allowing HSA funds to be used to purchase over-the-counter medicine. The package may include