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Daily Clip 4/10/17
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TROUTMAN SANDERS

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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 .

 

Alexandria asks for bill’s veto, giving city more time to fix overflowing sewers

Alexandria city officials, faced with a legislative deadline to fix its outdated combined sewers that engineers suggest is too aggressive, are appealing to Gov. Terry McAuliffe to give them a few more years to replace the system that spills runoff and sewage into the Potomac River during rainstorms…

Man offered information to Lindenburg investigation but no one called him back

Fourteen months ago, a potential witness in a failed state economic development initiative contacted the governor’s trade secretary, chief of staff and top spokesman, offering to tell what he knew about principal players in a $1.4 million Appomattox deal gone bad…

State Corporation Commission authorizes contentious transmission line for Amazon data center

Elena Schlossberg, executive director of the Coalition to Protect Prince William County, has been accustomed to an uphill battle in the group's fight against a proposed Dominion Virginia Power electric transmission line that will primarily serve an Amazon data center expansion in Haymarket…

Saving 1912-era façade on Assembly Building judged a Capital idea

The design of the new General Assembly Building isn’t done, but the state is ensuring it will present a familiar face and an unbroken line to history around Capitol Square. The Virginia Art and Architectural Review Board gave its blessing Friday to…

Port Authorities of Virginia, Georgia win federal ok to huddle

A proposed information-sharing agreement between the Virginia Port Authority and the Georgia Ports Authority will take effect Monday, the Federal Maritime Commission announced Friday…

Reviving historic Richmond Marine Terminal extends Port of Virginia as far west “as deep water will allow”

After signing a five-year lease of the facility in late 2010, the Virginia Port Authority signed another one early last year, enabling it to invest in and operate the facility – rebranded as Richmond Marine Terminal – for 40 years, through 2056…

Whatever happened to planned wood-pellet facility at Portsmouth Marine Terminal?

As the port gets ready for its two big expansion projects this year at Norfolk International Terminals and Virginia International Gateway, it’s preparing its 50-year-old Portsmouth Marine Terminal to serve as…

Some CPC board members optimistic Sunset deal will be completed

Some members of the Cumberland Plateau Co.’s executive board sounded a positive note about their upcoming vote on the plan to transfer the OptiNet network to a private firm…

Here is Inova Health's pitch to the rest of Virginia's biotech industry

Standing to address a crowd of biotech business leaders and health experts at a conference hosted by Virginia's biotechnology association this week, Inova Center for Personalized Health CEO…

College of William and Mary President to retire

W. Taylor Reveley III will retire next summer after a decade leading the College of William and Mary, he announced Friday afternoon. Reveley plans to step down on June 30, 2018, setting in place an orderly transition of leadership at the country's second-oldest college…

Visitation, ail rules tightened for prisons

The Virginia Department of Corrections is changing visitation and mail policies in a drug war behind bars where inmates have died of overdoses. Among the changes taking effect this month, inmates at many prisons will…

Virginia Beach debates stormwater fee to fix flooding

Drains not trains: That’s what opponents of light rail called for during the last election. And thanks to the landslide defeat in November of a referendum question on extending Norfolk’s rail line into Virginia Beach, that’s partly what residents might get…

Can citizen groups compel ash pond closure by removal?

While Sierra Club v. Virginia Electric and Power may be only one of several cases dealing with Clean Water Act liability, the court in this matter is on the leading edge of cases considering whether…

Sprint pushes FCC intervention on Local Gov’t barriers

Sprint Corp. is further pressing the Federal Communications Commission to impose more regulations on how state and local governments must interact with service providers as demands increase for wireless…

Calif. Cap-and-Trade ruling won't settle Program’s fate

A California appeals court ruling upholding the state’s greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program put the initiative on firmer ground, but a possible appeal…

NC House Republicans file bill to expand Medicaid

Four Republicans in the state House have filed a bill to extend Medicaid health-insurance coverage to more adults, and to charge hospitals to help pay for it…

House changes Sales Tax, cuts Higher Ed in 2018 budget

Members in the West Virginia House of Delegates have approved their budget bill for fiscal year 2018 – bringing $140 million additional dollars in revenue and making $75 million in cuts to government…

Hospital group names board officers

Michael V. Gentry, the senior vice president and chief operating officer of Norfolk-based Sentara Healthcare, has been elected chairman of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association board of directors…

3-story, $25M golf range lining up Goochland site

A publicly traded company bent on growing a national chain of high-tech golf driving ranges is eyeing the Richmond market for its second site…

Bob McDonnell seeks to reclaim place in public life, salve family ties

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell considers himself well down the road to “vindication and restoration” almost 10 months after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his felony corruption conviction. With his career…

Cautious optimism on Mental Health reform

The task of reforming Virginia’s broken mental health system was always certain to be difficult. Begin with the challenge of trying to tie together a disparate network of providers and facilities, community service boards and hospitals…

Time to move forward on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Far be it from us to suggest the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s recent decision regarding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is meant to delay a project that finally had begun to move forward. But whatever the intent…

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