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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 holds up 11 bills with spending provisions

Citing the absence of a state budget adopted by the General Assembly, Gov. Terry McAuliffe is refusing to sign nearly a dozen bills that contain spending provisions. Instead, McAuliffe has amended the bills…

McAuliffe signs omnibus mental health bill

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed the omnibus mental health bill that Sen. R. Creigh Deeds championed following the tragedy that befell his family last November…

McAuliffe proposes amendments to ethics bill

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has proposed 22 amendments to the omnibus ethics bill the legislature passed in its regular session that ended March 8. Most of the proposed changes appear technical in nature…

Virginia Gov. McAuliffe vetoes Red-light Camera bill

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a bill that would have granted people who receive red-light tickets the right to contest citations in circuit court…

State health official says Medicaid reform targets hit

The state's top health official says Virginia's Medicaid agency has hit all the reform goals set by the General Assembly as preconditions to expand health insurance coverage for low-income Virginians…

Two paths seek health care expansion; House balks

State lawmakers traveled two paths on Monday toward expanded health coverage for uninsured Virginians, but both have the same obstacle — the House of Delegates…

Clinch Park funds added

State Del. Ben Chafin says money to help develop the proposed Clinch River State Park has now been secured in the House version of the 2014-16 state budget. But state Sen. Phillip Puckett cautions that final approval…

From coal to natural gas

The process to convert two units of a coal-fired power plant near Carbo, Va., in Russell County to natural gas is underway. The Clinch River Power Plant is more than 50 years old and was on the road to retirement before Appalachian Power…

James River Coal Co. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

James River Coal Co. said Monday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of its efforts to turn around its business as it struggles along with much of the U.S. coal industry…

VCU Health System to add South Hill hospital

The Virginia Commonwealth University Health System is adding Community Memorial Healthcenter in South Hill to its operations and will invest money, staff and equipment there…

City wants study of water alternatives

Danville officials want to hire a company to evaluate the possible impacts of the recent coal ash spill — or a similar event — on the city’s water treatment plant…

NC commission appeals ruling giving it authority to halt coal ash pollution

The state’s Environmental Management Commission on Monday appealed a judge’s ruling that gave it the authority to force Duke Energy to immediately stop pollution at its coal ash ponds...

Car rental companies ramp up exotic offerings

There’s a chance now for the middle class to feel like movie stars. Or for a movie star to feel like a movie star away from home…

Disclosing Doctors' Medicare Pay Might Be 'Pretty Damning'

The Obama administration’s plan to release how much the Medicare system paid individual doctors for specific procedures could blow the lid off one of the most jealously guarded secrets in medicine…

DMV: Teen driving deaths down in N.C. since new rules

The numbers of teen driving deaths and injuries have fallen in North Carolina but moving violations are up since the General Assembly imposed new requirements on young drivers and their parents before teens can drive fully on their own...

Northam raising money for newly formed PAC

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam is launching his Stronger Together political action committee with a fundraiser next week in Richmond where the top ticket is $5,000…

Judge denies former AGS’ bid for brief backing McDonnell

U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer has denied the request from five former Virginia attorneys general to file a brief in support of former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s motion to dismiss corruption charges filed against him…

Seeking U.S. House seat, GOP’s Comstock defends ‘08 Obama vote in Dem primary

Delegate Barbara Comstock’s congressional campaign attempted to stiff-arm reports Monday that she voted for Barack Obama in Virginia’s 2008 Democratic primary by claiming it was part of a conservative bid to affect…

Most new Transportation Accountability Commission members will be familiar faces

Fourteen members of the new Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission will not need orientation regarding regional transportation needs. The 23-member commission, established by legislation signed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe…

Board majority favors tax hike in Chesterfield

Heading into Wednesday’s vote on a proposed real estate property tax increase, a majority of Chesterfield County supervisors appear poised to support a tax increase…

Competing for patients: New private clinics are siphoning off the insured

For a quarter-century, Mary’s Center, a community health center in Adams Morgan, has served patients too poor to be treated elsewhere. But in November, regional hospital giant MedStar Health opened a pair of clinics two blocks away offering just those services…

Tennessee legislators look to wrap up session

Legislative leaders are hoping to adopt Tennessee's annual spending plan as early as this week, clearing the way to the conclusion of the legislative session…

Md. lawmakers closing out 90-day legislative session

The 2014 agenda was not as ambitious as in recent sessions, but candidates will have plenty to talk about as they head onto the campaign trail ahead of the June primaries...

Politics vs. Hollywood: How the Md. ‘House of Cards’ bill fell apart

Everyone agreed to increase funding for film tax credits to $18.5 million. But the three delegates wanted to include this condition: If a show filmed a season or more in Maryland, then relocated elsewhere, the state could demand its money back...

Politifact: McAuliffe says the Medicaid fraud rate in Virginia is 0.47 percent

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says there’s not much fraud in Virginia’s Medicaid program. He offered a statistic to prove his point during a recent interview with WRVA radio host Jimmy Barrett…

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