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Daily Clip 4/2/14
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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 .

McAuliffe signs budget bill — last year’s

Plans to build a new legislative office building are a go at the state capitol after Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed legislation Tuesday tweaking the state budget. The state plans to borrow $300 million to tear down the current General Assembly Building and build a new one…

Gov. McAuliffe touts Medicaid expansion as 'good business'

Gov. Terry McAuliffe took his push for Medicaid expansion as an integral part of Virginia budget negotiations to business and health leaders in Hampton Roads on Tuesday…

GOP denies McAuliffe offered ‘deal’ for Medicaid support

GOP leaders on Tuesday flatly denied ever discussing the possibility of tax relief in exchange for reconsidering their opposition to a Medicaid expansion proposal supported by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who claimed…

McAuliffe discovers taking presents can be tricky

Back in January, days before Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife were criminally charged in connection with gifts accepted while he was in office, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order that imposed a $100 cap on what he and his family members could accept. Since then…

Medicaid expansion hearing draws crowd

Advocates and opponents of expanding Medicaid in Virginia revisited familiar arguments Tuesday at a lengthy public hearing over Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed budget…

Va. tourism officials promote spy series sites

Virginia tourism officials are promoting sites that will appear in the AMC network's new series about America's first spy ring.

Environmental study of U.S. 460 Bypass underway

With state dollars on hold, Virginia Department of Transportation officials are focused on the environmental impact of the U.S. Route 460 bypass…

Culpeper Supervisors take up cost of Western Loop Bypass

Culpeper Supervisor Steve Nixon was blunt when Virginia Department of Transportation official Brent Sprinkle suggested that it might take more county money to re-engineer parts of the western loop bypass…

Duke Energy wants citizen group out of ash action

Duke Energy is asking a judge to prevent citizens groups from taking part in any enforcement action that would make the company clean up nearly three dozen coal ash pits across North Carolina…

Real estate tax rate increase passes

Dickenson County residents who own real estate will see a 3 percent tax increase this year. The Dickenson County Board of Supervisors voted for the increase at its March 25 meeting, following a public hearing on the proposed tax levy…

Volvo Trucks to hire 200 at Dublin plant

One of the largest employers in the New River Valley is about to go on a hiring spree, signaling good things to come for the region’s economy. Volvo Trucks announced Tuesday it will ramp up production at its Dublin-based plant in Pulaski County…

Poff renovation costs climb to $80 million

The Poff Federal Building in downtown Roanoke will require an additional $15 million of work to its garage and cosmetic facade as add-ons continue to plague the renovation project begun as a way to save energy. What began as a $51 million…

DEQ: Millions of pounds of chemicals released in Virginia

Tons of toxic materials are being released by Fredericksburg-area industries, companies and military installations, according to a state report. The Toxics Release Inventory, put out last week by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, includes releases in air, water and on land…

Fluvanna Democrat joins race against Hurt

A Fluvanna County Democrat is challenging incumbent Rep. Robert Hurt for the 5th Congressional District seat. Ben Hudson, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and teacher…

Md. health exchange taps Deloitte to replace system

The board of Maryland’s health-insurance exchange voted Tuesday to hire Deloitte Consulting to replace most of the state’s troubled online marketplace with technology that has successfully worked in Connecticut...

Report criticizes Virginia corrections policies

In a report released Tuesday, the nonprofit Justice Policy Institute suggests Virginia should follow the lead of other states that are cutting costs and reducing prison populations without compromising public safety...

Virginia corn plantings expected to dip slightly

The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says corn plantings this year are expected to be 500,000 acres, down from 510,000 a year ago...

New OBX flood maps could mean insurance savings

Updated flood-zone maps proposed for the Outer Banks unexpectedly roll back high-water areas like an ebbing tide, freeing thousands of homes from requiring flood insurance and potentially saving owners thousands of dollars...

Flooded with ads, N.C. race is central to Senate control

Voters in North Carolina can be forgiven if they turn off their televisions. In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate, no state has experienced the onslaught...

UVA continues to approach massive online courses with caution

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, could be the wave of the future for colleges and universities, but the University of Virginia is approaching the trend with caution. UVa is one of about 100 universities worldwide offering online courses…

Poll finds support for gay marriage, medical marijuana

Virginians' attitudes on gay marriage evidently have shifted since state voters outlawed it in 2006 to the point that now a small majority favor it, according to a new poll. Data from a recent Quinnipiac University survey…

Costly Carilion bond dispute settled quietly

After losing “many millions of dollars,” according to court documents, Carilion Clinic has maintained since 2012 that it received bad advice and service from two Wall Street financial firms that handled its borrowing for the project…

Appalachian Power Co. to keep base rates for 2015, 2016

Appalachian Power Co. said Monday it won’t seek a base rate increase for 2015 and 2016. Instead, the utility announced what amounts to a freeze of the primary component of the typical residential power bill for the next two years…

Hanover School plan focuses on system upgrades

Hanover County Public Schools’ proposed five-year, $24.7 million capital improvement plan allocates more than a third of the total for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning repairs and upgrades and another third to buses and technology…

Petersburg schools granted state authority for extended school year

The Petersburg school system has received state authority to have longer school years at Peabody Middle and A.P. Hill Elementary schools. The Virginia Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to grant the Petersburg school system permission through what’s known as a “Labor Day waiver…

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