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TSS Today's Clips -Wednesday, March 21

Wednesday, March 21, 2018  
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Below are newspaper articles from around the Commonwealth that you may find of interest.These materials are to inform you of developments that may affect your business and are not to be considered legal advice. If you have any questions please contact Mike Woods.

 

Northam to unveil Special Session budget proposal

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is set to introduce a new budget for next month's special session. Northam will discuss his proposal at a meeting Wednesday afternoon…

Governor’s office says Northam will veto bill aimed at thwarting Carbon Rule

As the public comment period winds down on a draft rule to limit carbon emissions from Virginia power plants, Gov. Ralph Northam intends to veto a bill passed by General Assembly Republicans that would thwart his attempt to link to a network of carbon-trading states…

Northam signs cannabis oil legislation

Earlier this month, Gov. Ralph Northam signed HB1251, expanding affirmative defensives for possession of medical cannabis oils to people with any diagnosed condition…

Microsoft to expand investment in Southside Virginia

Microsoft is doubling down on its investment in Southside Virginia, announcing plans to use its corporate clout to help pull the region into the digital age. The technology giant has already built a data center in…

Tessy Plastics announces expansion in Lynchburg

Lynchburg-based Tessy Plastics announced Tuesday a $9.2 million expansion in the area that’s expected to create 34 jobs. Virginia competed against New York for the project…

Franklin County supervisors postpone decision on pipeline monitoring agreement

The Franklin County Board of Supervisors voted to hold off on signing an agreement that would allow county staff to accompany state regulators on pipeline inspections…

W.Va. judge denies injunction to remove pipeline protesters from trees

An attempt to flush pipeline protesters from their stands in trees atop Peters Mountain fell short Tuesday. Monroe County Circuit Judge Robert Irons denied a preliminary injunction requested by Mountain Valley Pipeline, which sought the court’s intervention to remove what has become a troublesome obstacle…

Altria subsidiary asks FDA to review smokeless tobacco brand as a "modified risk" product

Tobacco giant Altria Group Inc. has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market one of its smokeless tobacco products as potentially less risky to health…

FDA takes first step in regulating flavors in tobacco products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took its first step Tuesday in trying to determine how it should regulate flavors in tobacco products, which appeal to children but may play a role in helping some adult smokers…

HDL bankruptcy trustee looks to freeze assets tied to BlueWave execs

The trustee overseeing the bankruptcy of the collapsed Richmond blood-testing firm has its eye on another big pot of potential cash for creditors…

Charlotte craft brewers face off in court with state over self-distribution cap

At stake is the ability of North Carolina's largest craft brewers to increase production and continue to self distribute — without having to hand over their rights to private distributors if they sell more than 25,000 barrels…

Tennessee AG wants to take over opioid lawsuits

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery wants to take over three lawsuits filed by 14 district attorneys general across the state who are seeking to hold drug-makers and individuals responsible for the opioid crisis…


Distributors respond to Dickenson's $30 million opioid lawsuit

John Parker, senior vice president of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance, offered a response to the story about Dickenson County filing a $30 million lawsuit against opioid makers, distributors and prescription benefits managers…

Power groups press FERC to revise Energy Storage Rule

Several utility and transmission groups on Monday asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider a rule it finalized last month that removes barriers for energy storage providers to participate in regional wholesale energy markets…

Automotive suppliers finding a home in Clarksville-Montgomery County

The automotive manufacturing supply sector is one area of business development in which Clarksville — like the rest of urbanizing Middle Tennessee and the Southeastern U.S. — has seen significant gains over the last several years…

White House signals commitment to push for expanded online sales tax collection

The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to let it participate in oral arguments in an online sales tax case being heard next month, signaling the White House's commitment to pushing for more state authority to collect sales taxes on internet purchases…

How regulatory power is moving to the States

Despite the current momentum of federal deregulation, state agencies are buttressing consumer protections and ensuring there is no lapse in enforcement. State attorneys general are leading a charge into the perceived vacuum where federal agencies have retreated…


State legislative proposal would mandate constitutional-style review of new regulations

A proposed bill in the Colorado legislature would cut state regulations that unfairly block people from earning an honest living. Senate Bill 18-193, the “Colorado Right to Earn a Living Act,” is sponsored bySen. Don Coram, along with nearly half his Senate colleagues…

Warner’s plan to jump-start economic development in Appalachia

Last year, President Donald Trump tried to eliminate all economic development funding for Appalachia. Now comes U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, with a bipartisan bill that would nearly double such funding…

Schapiro: Could SCC fight have something to do with Medicaid?

It’s not often a Virginia governor gets a chance to make an appointment to the Virginia Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or the State Corporation Commission. Gov. Ralph Northam has that chance with the SCC, the agency that polices business. But it’s a chance…

 

 

Michael W. Woods
Senior Manager - Virginia

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