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Daily Clip 4/10/14
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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 .
Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam will lead a state task force on mental health. Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order Wednesday extending a task force first created by former Gov. Bob McDonnell last year following the suicide of a state senator's son…
A $40 million suit filed by a University of Virginia student charged with assaulting ABC agents who mistook sparkling water for beer has been transferred to federal court…
Colonial Downs is breaking ties with the Virginia horsemen’s association, even if it means no Thoroughbred racing will be held at the track in New Kent County this year or possibly the next couple of years…
When the General Assembly last locked itself into a budget impasse, coming within days of missing its July 1 budget deadline, then Gov. Tim Kaine worked quietly to line up emergency loans and order emergency spending to keep all the key functions of state government running,..
A majority of the Board of Supervisors backed House Republicans' stance on decoupling Medicaid expansion from state budget considerations when they voted Tuesday to support a resolution and letter to the governor taking sides…
Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the target of a new TV ad by Americans for Prosperity's Virginia chapter announced Monday that it will be airing TV ads statewide criticizing McAuliffe for his support of expanding Medicaid eligibility…
.S. Sen. Mark Warner has nearly $9 million to spend on his re-election campaign, which has yet to begin in earnest, the Democratic senator and former governor's campaign announced Wednesday…
A recent deal by Yelp Inc. YELP to provide business listings for Internet searches on Yahoo Inc. is getting bad reviews from some small-business owners, who say years of positive feedback from customers have vanished from Yahoo…
Influential and well-regarded hedge fund Bridgewater Associates Wednesday warns public pensions are likely to achieve 4% returns on their assets, or worse…
The retail giant will carry Wild Oats products that will undercut brand-name organic competitors by at least 25 percent. The move by Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer and grocer, is likely to send shock waves through the organic market…
Many of the doctors on Medicare's list of top-paid physicians had not seen the data before their release, and they expressed anger about the possibility of being vilified over their pay…
In what has sometimes been an acrimonious preliminary contest for the seat of outgoing U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, six Republican candidates fought Wednesday to depict themselves as conservative heirs to the retiring congressman…
U.S. Rep. Jim Moran’s comments that members of Congress are underpaid earned him “Porker of the Month” status for April from Citizens Against Government Waste…
The McAuliffe administration will today announce a $250,000 grant to Hopewell as part of an effort to assist Vireol Bio Energy LLC to begin producing renewable ethanol at the former Osage Bio Energy facility…
The Board of Supervisors last week approved changes to the county Zoning Ordinance designed to give more certainty to data center users interested in building in Loudoun…
A project to help convicted felons regain their right to vote is under way at William and Mary’s Law School, where a group of students interested in election law has been begun fielding calls to a new hotline for those hoping to do just that…
Fairfax school board chair Ilryong Moon forcefully urged the county’s supervisors to send additional local tax dollars to classrooms, declaring that the school system is “at a tipping point,” and…
Only 48 hours before Wednesday’s scheduled vote on a tax increase, a majority of the members on Chesterfield County’s Board of Supervisors were prepared to support it. But that all changed Wednesday…
The Hanover County Board of Supervisors voted today to adopt an amended $390.8 million budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. The spending plan leaves the…
The Orange County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a $93.1 million budget for the coming fiscal year and an 8.4-cent increase in the real estate tax rate to help fund it…
James River Coal Co. is being allowed to continue its business operations while the company is under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection…
State and federal officials are heading to Danville next week to discuss the dredging of coal ash from the Dan River. The Environmental Protection Agency and its state counterpart, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and public health officials…
Virginia Beach planners have rejected a company's application for the project. Commission members voiced concerns about the location, which is in a park near the Dolphin Inn Hotel…
It’s not just consumers who dislike Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Turns out the cable companies are unpopular with Congress, too.
Of $64 billion Medicare paid to doctors in 2012, $8.6 billion was used to cover drugs, an amount that has been rising for years…
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