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Daily Clip 4/27/17
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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 .

 

McAuliffe heading to Mexico

Gov. Terry McAuliffe and a team from his administration head to Mexico next week on a trade mission. The three-day trip will take them to Mexico City to meet with the president of Mexico and to…

Group appeals redistricting case to Virginia Supreme Court

A redistricting advocacy group has appealed a judge's decision upholding 11 Virginia House and Senate districts. OneVirginia2021 said Wednesday that it has appealed the case to the Virginia Supreme Court…

Port of Virginia Chief gives address

The Virginia Inland Port continues to help drive the state’s economy, the head of the Port of Virginia said Wednesday. John F. Reinhart, the Port of Virginia CEO and executive director, delivered his…

How County pipeline case in Va. Supreme Court could shape Eminent Domain Law

The Augusta County pipeline case between landowner Hazel Palmer and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC, made its way to the Supreme Court of Virginia last Wednesday, where the court heard oral arguments. What happens from here…

Fire destroys part of Powhatan County movie set being used to film final season of ‘TURN’

An early morning fire on Wednesday destroyed part of a movie set on the State Farm property owned by the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC) that was being used to film the final season of “TURN: Washington’s Spies” as recently as Tuesday…

Planned UVa autism center to unite work of myriad researchers

The University of Virginia has plans to open a new interdisciplinary autism research center in the next five years. The center is still in the earliest planning stages. It will need to raise about…

A billion gallons of liquid cow manure is generated yearly in the Shenandoah Valley, fouling waterways

More than 410,000 tons of poultry waste and one billion gallons of liquid manure are generated every year from chicken, turkey and dairy and beef cow operations in the Shenandoah Valley counties of Augusta, Page, Rockingham and Shenandoah…

Norfolk Southern reports coal revenues surged in first quarter, helping to drive 12 percent profit gain

The company attributed the first-quarter coal resurgence to an improved export market, a gain in shipments to coal-fired power plants and higher natural gas prices…

State auditors seek People Express records

State auditors are still trying to get the records that could show whether taxpayer funds used to pay off a $4.5 million debt incurred by the defunct People Express Airlines were used appropriately...

Regional Metro sales tax needed very soon, report finds

A new 1 percent regionwide sales tax should be implemented in two years to cover Metro’s urgent capital funding needs, a panel of local leaders said Wednesday afternoon...

Spotsy approves more than $1 million in tax incentives for manufacturer

After meeting behind closed doors Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an agreement with Missouri-based idX Corp. to provide up to $1.525 million worth of incentives over 10 years…

Augusta Health eyes $22 million ER expansion

Augusta Health's emergency room trafficgrew to nearly 62,000 patients last year — almost twice the number it was built to serve when the hospital opened more than 20 years ago

North Carolina to offer REAL ID cards starting May 1

The state Division of Motor Vehicles will soon begin offering a form of identification that satisfies a new federal ID requirement for boarding planes and entering federal buildings, military bases and nuclear facilities...

Insurer needn't cover W.Va. Coal Co.'s $10M Royalty suit

A West Virginia federal judge on Tuesday granted an insurer's motion for an order that it need not cover a coal company policyholder in a breach-of-contract suit, saying breach of contract is not…

Pharmacies' price-fixing actions too similar, judge says

A Pennsylvania federal judge won’t reconsider denying certification to some independent and chain pharmacies accusing Medco and other benefit managers of paying them less than other chains for drug sales…

Enviros push EPA to crack down on polluting Power Plants

A coalition of environmental, conservation and public health groups have sent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a letter imploring the agency to act on requests by Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware for help curbing pollution from…

Louisiana's controversial Gross Receipts Tax put on ice

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards accepted defeat Tuesday on the Democrat's controversial proposal for a commercial activity tax for businesses based on their gross receipts, an end-run around…

House Republicans pull Kasich tax reforms, put focus on drug epidemic in new budget plan

House Republicans went back to the drawing board to roll out a new budget plan after seeing tax revenues coming up short month after month. The changes include taking out nearly all of Gov. John Kasich’s tax reform proposals and redirecting focus on the drug epidemic…

What is net neutrality and what would its reversal mean?

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, kicked off a process Wednesday that may result in the rolling back of net neutrality regulations passed by the agency two years ago…

LG candidate Reeves wants to depose opponent Vogel over email alleging affair

State Sen. Bryce E. Reeves, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, wants a judge to allow his lawyer to depose GOP primary opponent state Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel over an email that alleged he had an extramarital affair. Reeves, through an attorney, is…

Is attacking Trump the ticket? Democrats are trying it out

In New Jersey, a candidate running for governor compared the Trump camp to Nazis. In Virginia, a doctor running for governor fired up a gathering of Democrats by calling Trump a "narcissistic maniac," while his primary opponent called…

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