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Daily Clip 4/9/14
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TROUTMAN SANDERS
STRATEGIES
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 .
Both houses of the General Assembly went home Tuesday passing a new state budget. The assembly’s special session remained mired in gridlock, with the Senate and House of Delegates showing no signs of ending their dispute over Medicaid expansion and reaching a deal on…
Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Virginia can't afford to ignore climate change. The Democratic governor's remarks were greeted with applause Tuesday at an environmental symposium at VMI in Lexington…
There's no danger Gov. Terry McAuliffe will commit the same error as his predecessor when proclaiming April Confederate History Month in Virginia because McAuliffe doesn't plan to grant that recognition during his four year tenure…
A controversial Virginia practice commonly known as “fox penning,” in which wild-caught foxes are held captive in fenced enclosures and chased by packs of dogs, will soon be a part of the commonwealth’s past…
For the last five years, GRTC Transit System has been developing a plan to build and operate a rapid transit line along Broad Street, offering a 25-minute trip between the city center and Willow Lawn. But at an estimated cost of $53 million…
The State Corporation Commission Tuesday formally approved the annual toll rate increase on the Dulles Greenway, meaning drivers will now pay 10 to 20 cents more per trip on the 14-mile privately owned highway…
One hundred flood insurance policyholders in the Winchester area will see their premiums increase by 25 percent this year, and those premiums will continue to go up at that annual rate until the policy reaches a rate that reflects the insured property’s actual flood risk…
Chesterfield County Public Schools plans to fit buses with cameras to catch drivers who ignore their blinking stop signs and GPS monitors to help plan the routes they take and provide real-time information on their location…
The contractor building the first phase of the Silver Line said that it has made “significant progress” and could ask the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority as early as Wednesday to certify that the work on the rail line is complete…
The Dolphin Inn Hotel is concerned about passengers in the gondolas aboard the 190-foot-tall SkyWheel peering into its rooms...
A portion of Portsmouth Marine Terminal will be used as a staging area for the export of Chrysler automobiles to China, under terms of a six-month deal announced by the Virginia Port Authority...
D.C. residents and visitors would have to deal with one agency instead of four for transportation issues including parking tickets, taxis, bike sharing and other problems under a new proposal that is likely to pass...
Maryland Live could be near its peak, some analysts said, if its pace of revenue growth is curtailed or reversed by the opening of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in August or September, as some expect…
Attorney John Fishwick and federal magistrate Judge Robert Ballou were both endorsed Tuesday by the Roanoke Bar Association to serve as the next federal judge in the Western District of Virginia…
When a Bedford County planning commissioner asked those against a proposed 3-cent raise in the real estate tax rate to rise at a public hearing, the majority of a more than half-filled auditorium stood up...
The Caroline County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night unanimously approved the budget for next year that includes an 11-cent real estate tax increase. The total budget is $85.3 million…
Mayor Lee Coburn presented his case Tuesday to the Washington County Board of Supervisors, saying that the additional acreage would help reduce the tax burden on citizens by creating industry along the I-81 corridor…
HCA Virginia has named two health care executives to newly created CEO positions at Parham Doctors’ Hospital in Henrico County and Retreat Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond…
Revisiting a project from when he was lieutenant governor, Sen. Timothy M. Kaine, D-Va., will launch his new “Citizen Day” initiative in the Richmond area this weekend…

After a long uphill battle, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers finally issued a permit for the continued development of Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre in Henry County — a move that could pave the way for Pittsylvania County to move forward with its own economic development project: Berry Hill Mega Park…
The nation's three prominent credit-rating agencies keep giving top marks to North Carolina in advance of the state selling another batch of bonds...
Representative James P. Moran says members of Congress cannot “live decently” in Washington on their $174,000 salary and deserve more money. Their pay has been frozen since 2010, and Mr. Moran, a Virginia Democrat…
Some physicians received more than $10 million in 2012, data show, but the government and doctors warn the figures can be misleading…
North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps...
The sale, which features furnishings and art from 100 guest rooms, patio furniture, fixtures and equipment, runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will continue for 18 days...
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