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Daily Clip 4/19/17
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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 .

 

McAuliffe celebrates UVA solar project — and faces protestors

Gov. Terry McAuliffe was at the University of Virginia on Tuesday to ceremoniously cut the ribbon for the solar-panel array on top of Clemons Library as the university celebrates Earth Week. The event…

Wealthy donors boost Perriello’s fundraising to head of pack

Democrat Tom Perriello, an insurgent candidate in Virginia's closely watched race for governor, outraised his opponents last quarter with big help from hedge-fund billionaire George Soros and the global activist group Avaaz. Campaign finance reports filed Monday show…

More than 50 Democrats running for Virginia House pledge to refuse Dominion money

More than 50 Democrats running for the Virginia House of Delegates have signed a pledge saying they will “never” accept campaign contributions from Dominion or Appalachian Power, a sign of growing opposition among the…

Democrat defeats GOP'S House Majority Whip in contest for Court Clerk in Prince William

Democrat Jacqueline C. Smith defeated Del. Jackson H. Miller, R-Manassas, in a special election Tuesday for clerk of court in Prince William County, a contest widely viewed as an early test of Virginia political sentiment in the Donald Trump era. With all 103 precincts reporting…

Virginia Transportation Panel discusses U.S. 29 projects

The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved $230 million in funding for the Route 29 Solutions projects nearly three years ago, and members returned to Charlottesville on Tuesday to see the results up close…

Bristol to embark on passenger rail study this year

Bristol, Virginia, will work with the Community Transportation Association of America, a Washington D.C.-based organization, to secure a firm to conduct the $450,000 economic benefit study about extending service from Roanoke to Bristol…

Inova opened its newest hospital last year. And it's already asking to expand it

Inova projects that its Northern Virginia market will grow about 3 percent to 2.54 million people in the next five years. Specifically, the 65-and-older population accounts for much of that increase with a projected 21 percent jump in the next five years...

Arena developer joins list wanting to remake old Dome site in Virginia Beach

The same development team seeking to build an arena near the Oceanfront wants a chance to create a major entertainment district nearby…

Utah firm purchases Southwest Virginia businesses

Savage, a supply-chain solutions company, announced Tuesday that it has purchased Gobco LLC and Power Fuels LLC. Abingdon-based Gobco specializes in the removal of waste coal piles from abandoned mines and restoration of land, steams and forests…

NC economic development board chair resigning

The chairman of the state’s 2 1/2-year old economic development organization said Tuesday he plans to step down, clearing the way for Gov. Roy Cooper to name his own representative to the organization’s 17-member board…

Budget hole projected if $1 billion tax-cut plan passes NC legislature

The state Senate's proposal to cut $1 billion in taxes over the next two years will lead to budget shortfalls starting in the 2018-19 fiscal year, according to an analysis produced by the General Assembly's Fiscal Research Division…

Gas Tax Bill heads for Wednesday showdown in Tennessee House

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's road and bridge funding bill is headed for a showdown in the Tennessee House on Wednesday. The sticking point is the governor's proposal to pay for new projects in large part through the state's first gas tax hike since 1989…

Genworth investors vie to lead fight over $2.7B merger

Investors suing insurer Genworth Financial Inc. over its planned $2.7 billion cash sale to a financial holding group owned by Chinese billionaire Lu Zhiqiang filed competing motions to be named lead plaintiffs in Virginia…

14 States ask DC Court to uphold Trump's 2-for-1 order

Fourteen states on Monday weighed in to support the Trump administration’s executive order mandating that executive agencies eliminate two regulations for every new one, saying it is likely to lessen regulatory burdens on the states and…

'Right to Try' unapproved drug measure passes Pa. House

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill that would allow patients with terminal illnesses to use drugs that have completed a safety phase of clinical trials, even if they have not been approved for use…

Verizon, Corning agree to $1.05 billion fiber deal

Verizon Communications Inc. has agreed to buy optical fiber from Corning Inc. for at least $1.05 billion over the next three years as the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier aims to improve its network infrastructure…

Medicare advisers consider tighter rules on doctor-owned medical distributors

At issue are distributors making money by selling devices ordered by their doctor owners for surgical use on their own patients. Physician-owned distributors…

EPA considers repealing two Obama air pollution rules

The Trump administration is considering whether to repeal or revise two major Obama administration regulations limiting air pollution from large sources…

Supreme Court grapples with definition of 'debt collector'

The Supreme Court wrestled Tuesday with whether federal regulations for debt collectors should extend to companies that purchase debts…

House Dems ask Fed to consider diverse candidates to fill Richmond vacancy

A group of House Democrats called on Federal Reserve leaders to consider candidates with public service or academic experience to replace the ousted president of the central bank’s Richmond branch…

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