Public policy

Bracewell's Policy Resolution Group Adds Top Energy and Environmental Lobbyist Andrew Shaw

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Washington, D.C.--(Newsfile Corp. - June 4, 2024) - Bracewell LLP announced today that Andrew Shaw has joined the firm's Washington, DC office as a partner in Bracewell's Policy Resolution Group (PRG).

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  • Washington, D.C.--(Newsfile Corp. - June 4, 2024) - Bracewell LLP announced today that Andrew Shaw has joined the firm's Washington, DC office as a partner in Bracewell's Policy Resolution Group (PRG).
  • Shaw is a highly respected attorney and government affairs professional in the energy and environmental sectors.
  • "He brings valuable experience lobbying Congress and various federal agencies, and we are excited to have him join our award-winning Policy Resolution Group in Washington, DC."
  • Bracewell's Policy Resolution Group brings together government relations and strategic communications under one roof to provide unparalleled, comprehensive services to clients.

SBA, WIPP, AMEX to Cohost Government Contracting Education Initiative for Women Entrepreneurs in Michigan and Colorado

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Friday, June 14, 2024

“ChallengeHER has helped tens of thousands of women-owned small businesses gain access to federal contracts and grow their revenue by selling to the world’s largest buyer: the U.S. government,” said SBA Associate Administrator for Government Contracting and Business Development, Jackie Robinson-Burnette.

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  • “ChallengeHER has helped tens of thousands of women-owned small businesses gain access to federal contracts and grow their revenue by selling to the world’s largest buyer: the U.S. government,” said SBA Associate Administrator for Government Contracting and Business Development, Jackie Robinson-Burnette.
  • The ChallengeHER events provide matchmaking opportunities between women-owned businesses and government contractors and networking opportunities.
  • It also provides world-class programming and training, facilitated by subject matter experts, on entering and navigating the public sector supply chain.
  • The ChallengeHER Road Tour schedule is as follows:
    NATIONAL CHALLENGEHER ROAD TOUR SCHEDULE 2024:

Changing the Face of Democracy: Shirley Chisholm at 100

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Changing the Face of Democracy: Shirley Chisholm at 100 marks the centennial of the late Chisholm’s birth.

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  • Changing the Face of Democracy: Shirley Chisholm at 100 marks the centennial of the late Chisholm’s birth.
  • Clarke, Gloria Steinem, and more, Changing the Face of Democracy: Shirley Chisholm at 100 examines the impact of a woman whose advocacy shaped politics and policies.
  • Dr. Sarah Seidman, Puffin Foundation Curator of Social Activism and co-curator of the exhibition, notes, "In Changing the Face of Democracy: Shirley Chisholm at 100, we aim to explore Shirley Chisholm’s endeavors and her enduring influence.
  • Changing the Face of Democracy: Shirley Chisholm at 100 is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom.

Fraser Institute News Release: Today, June 13, is Tax Freedom Day—4 days later than in 2019, the last year before the pandemic

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Tax Freedom Day measures the total annual tax burden imposed on Canadian families by federal, provincial, and municipal governments.

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  • Tax Freedom Day measures the total annual tax burden imposed on Canadian families by federal, provincial, and municipal governments.
  • This year, it comes four days later than in 2019, the last year before the pandemic.
  • Represented as days on the calendar, the total tax burden compromises more than five months of income—from January 1 to June 13.
  • Tax Freedom Day for each province varies according to the extent of the provincially and locally levied tax burden.

FTI Consulting Survey Identifies Top Operational Challenges and Opportunities for Hospital Leaders

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the results of its inaugural FTI Consulting Hospital Operations Outlook Survey, which found that workforce shortages, financial performance and risks related to new technologies are top of mind for hospital leaders.

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  • WASHINGTON, June 12, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the results of its inaugural FTI Consulting Hospital Operations Outlook Survey, which found that workforce shortages, financial performance and risks related to new technologies are top of mind for hospital leaders.
  • Nearly all hospitals involved in the survey (99%) have adopted a value-based care model, driven by the shift to patient-centered care (44%) and quality improvement initiatives (40%).
  • “Hospital leaders can no longer ignore the inevitable cybersecurity risks plaguing the industry.
  • The FTI Consulting Hospital Operations Outlook survey highlights the growing complexity and scrutiny hospitals face, where reputations can shift swiftly and crises escalate rapidly.

Bill C-58 would significantly lower quality of services offered to Canadians, MEI tells Senators

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

“In provinces prohibiting the employment of replacement workers, work stoppages are more numerous and can be up to 60 per cent longer,” noted MEI President and CEO Daniel Dufort.

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  • “In provinces prohibiting the employment of replacement workers, work stoppages are more numerous and can be up to 60 per cent longer,” noted MEI President and CEO Daniel Dufort.
  • In jurisdictions banning replacement workers, private investment was 25 per cent lower, resulting in private sector salaries that are up to 3.6 per cent lower.
  • Dufort points to the looming rail strike as an example of the possible widespread impact Bill C-58 could have on Canadian workers.
  • Through its publications, media appearances, and advisory services to policymakers, the MEI stimulates public policy debate and reforms based on sound economics and entrepreneurship.

Fraser Institute News Release: More than 4 in 5 parents across Canada think K-12 teachers and schools should provide students with facts, not interpretations, and provide advance notice of controversial lessons

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

The survey of parents with children in K-12 classrooms (public and independent schools) across Canada, conducted by Leger, highlights several key concerns, including the importance of parental information and consent, age-appropriate material, how schools should tackle controversial topics, and if parents should have the right to remove their children from controversial lessons without consequence.

Key Points: 
  • The survey of parents with children in K-12 classrooms (public and independent schools) across Canada, conducted by Leger, highlights several key concerns, including the importance of parental information and consent, age-appropriate material, how schools should tackle controversial topics, and if parents should have the right to remove their children from controversial lessons without consequence.
  • The poll finds that 76 per cent of parents agree that students should be presented both sides of controversial issues or avoided entirely, while 91 per cent of parents think classroom material and discussions should always be age-appropriate.
  • “These questions are often presented as contentious in media and politics, but this polling data shows there is a clear consensus amongst Canadian parents with kids in K-12 schools," MacPherson said.
  • To protect the Institute’s independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research.

Beer Institute Releases April 2024 Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

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Friday, June 7, 2024

The May 2024 domestic tax paid estimate is scheduled to be released on July 3, 2024.

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  • The May 2024 domestic tax paid estimate is scheduled to be released on July 3, 2024.
  • The Beer Institute is a national trade association for the American brewing industry, representing brewers, beer importers and industry suppliers—an industry that supports nearly 2.4 million jobs and provides more than $409 billion to the American economy.
  • Brewers Association, the Beer Institute is committed today to developing sound public policy and to the values of civic duty and personal responsibility.
  • For additional updates from the Beer Institute, visit our website and follow us on Facebook , X , LinkedIn and Instagram .

QXO Announces Leadership Team and Board of Directors

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

GREENWICH, Conn., June 06, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brad Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of QXO, Inc. (Nasdaq: QXO), today announced the appointment of eight executives and six members of its board of directors, effective immediately.

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  • GREENWICH, Conn., June 06, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brad Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of QXO, Inc. (Nasdaq: QXO), today announced the appointment of eight executives and six members of its board of directors, effective immediately.
  • QXO entered the $800 billion building products distribution industry today when Jacobs led a $1 billion equity investment to completion.
  • She is vice chair of the board of directors of GXO Logistics, Inc.
    Mario Harik—Harik has led XPO, Inc. as chief executive officer since November 2022 and serves on its board.
  • She serves as vice chair of the board of directors of XPO, Inc.
    Further QXO leadership appointments, including chief technology officer, as well as potential additional board members, will be announced at a future date.

Fiber Broadband Association Announces Fiber Forward 2024 AMPLIFY Award Finalists

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Friday, June 14, 2024

The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) today announced the finalists for the 2024 Fiber Forward AMPLIFY Awards .

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  • The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) today announced the finalists for the 2024 Fiber Forward AMPLIFY Awards .
  • The Fiber Forward AMPLIFY Award recipients will be announced at Fiber Connect 2024, July 28-31, in Nashville during the Awards Luncheon on Monday, July 28.
  • Finalists include:
    The Taking Fiber Further award recognizes teams working together to support community broadband fiber network expansion, including construction, planning, and integration.
  • Finalists include:
    Tickets to the Fiber Forward Awards Luncheon can be purchased during the Fiber Connect 2024 registration process, or by emailing [email protected] .