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TSS Today's Clips-Monday, April 2

Monday, April 2, 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.

 

Republicans facing pressure from left and right in Virginia’s Medicaid debate

Del. Chris Stolle of Virginia Beach is among House Republicans who back expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. And those Republicans are being pressured by conservatives to change their position. In the Richmond area…

Open Government advocates file FOIA requests for information on Amazon’s HQ2

Washington region residents have filed Freedom of Information Act requests to D.C., state and local governments, including Loudoun County, in hopes of discovering the breadth of incentives being offered to Amazon in hopes of landing the web and retail giant's second headquarters...

Dulles Toll Road upgrade could foreshadow congestion-priced tolling

Dulles Toll Road officials are eager to talk about an equipment upgrade that will bring the more than 30-year-old toll collection system into the modern age. The new system will allow drivers to pay by credit card and offer a self-service option for those who don’t have an E-ZPass transponder…

After a year of fixing toll problems, CEO of Elizabeth River Crossings steps down

A year ago Friday, veteran transportation “fixer” Philip Shucet was brought in to clean up the operations at Elizabeth River Crossings. The company that runs the tolling for the Midtown and Downtown tunnels was under fire from then-Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who was fed up with the outfit after…

No, Virginia didn't legalize medical marijuana. But supporters say the state is going 'surprisingly far' with cannabis oils

Within the next few weeks, the Virginia Board of Pharmacy will open a competitive application process for up to five cannabis-oil facilities, one for each of the state’s five health regions. The system will put Virginia among a handful of states in the Southeast with medical cannabis programs…

Proposal to hike data center taxes faces opposition from Prince William business leaders

Corey Stewart wants to trade a major tax hike on Prince William’s data centers for some tax relief for county residents and small businesses — but the backlash to that proposition has been so intense that…

Fee cap for state-hired outside lawyers vetoed

Gov. Ralph Northam has vetoed the General Assembly’s proposed limit on the amount the state can pay outside litigation attorneys. Senate Bill 926, introduced by Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, was presented as a money-saving measure…

What Green Flash's failed Virginia Beach expansion means for the craft beer industry

Was Green Flash's failed national push just a one-off that didn't work, or is the era when craft brewers could expand regionally and nationally at an end…

Three qualify for GOP Senate Primary race

Three Republicans completed the requirements needed to appear on the primary ballot for U.S. Senate. State Del. Nick Freitas, R-Culpeper; E.W. Jackson, a Chesapeake pastor; and Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors will appear on the June 12 ballot and vie for the party’s nomination…

City’s debt load beginning to be an issue

In the last decade, as the annual budget for Charlottesville has increased by approximately $45 million, the city’s general obligation debt has increased by about $50 million. As the city looks to the future…

EPA pushes informal policy to deal with polluters outside courts

Two memos, one from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and one from the EPA, are shedding light on the new policy, which officials are touting as a positive replacement to formal lawsuits, as the number of official cases brought againstpollutersis dropping to a new low…

SpaceX gains official approval to launch high-speed satellite Internet service

SpaceX has received official permission from the U.S. government to launch a fleet of satellites designed to beam high-speed Internet signals down to Earth. The decision marks a major milestone for…

Airbnb for cars is here. And the rental car giants are not happy

They have fleets with hundreds of thousands of vehicles and command multibillion-dollar streams of revenue. But in the rapidly shifting transportation landscape, even the Goliaths of the rental car industry — some of the best-known brands in the world — worry about being left behind…

Supreme Court rules for car dealerships in overtime case

The Supreme Court says that car dealerships aren't required under federal law to pay overtime to their service advisers, the employees that greet customers and assess their service and repair needs…

Congestion pricing falters in New York, again

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo set the stage for an ambitious congestion pricing plan when he declared that it was “an idea whose time has come.” But that time is not now…

NY passes $168.3B budget, becoming 1st to tackle TCJA

The New York Legislature passed a $168.3 billion budget early Saturday that includes the first attempt by a state to take on parts of the recent federal tax overhaul, rejiggering the state tax code, creating an optional payroll tax and…

Iowa Republicans contend that not all health plans are health insurance

The state’s end run around the Affordable Care Act has sparked debate over whether the strategy is a creative path to offer some residents an alternative to spiking prices in the insurance marketplace…

California sues hospital network over high health costs

The lawsuit comes as concerns about high health carecosts boil over in the U.S., brought in part by consolidation of hospitals, insurance companies, and other industry players…

Governor poised to sign bill to fund broadband today

That's when Gov. John Hickenlooper is to sign a bill to give rural Colorado a pool of money to dip into to help pay for projects to bring internet broadband service to areas of the state that have little or none of it…


Our willful ignorance on drug prices

List prices for the most common Medicare drugs were found to have risen at nearly 10 times the inflation rate over the last five years. But as usual, we are all fixated on the wrong price…

Rozell: The Republican Medicaid conundrum

For years, General Assembly Republicans have been digging themselves into a political hole by opposing the expansion of government-funded health care coverage, even as surveys showed Virginians supported expanded health coverage. Some Republicans want to keep digging at least for the time being…

 

 

Michael W. Woods
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