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Daily Clip 5/1/17
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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 .

 

Virginia Governor to visit Mexico for trade mission

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is headed to Mexico to try and drum up more business for Virginia. The governor is traveling to Mexico Tuesday through Thursday for economic development meetings…

McAuliffe tweaks state budget, upsetting Republicans

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has made final changes to the budget state lawmakers approved earlier this year, upsetting Republicans with a pro-labor tweak and push to expand Medicaid. McAuliffe vetoed a section of the budget Friday that…

Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoes Coalfield Economic Development funding shift

After failing in a previous attempt to thwart an economic development funding shift in the coalfields region, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed $500,000 in the state budget to create a new economic development entity in the coalfields. With his veto Friday…

State reviewing Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation finances

State officials have opened an inquiry at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. A source familiar with the initial complaint said the Office of the State Inspector General is heading the inquiry and that the complaint dealt at least in part with purchasing…

Virginia Beach leaders want to build a $40 million sports field house at the oceanfront

Two hundred girls basketball teams from around the country are playing on 10 courts inside the Convention Center this weekend. If city leaders have their way, those teams could compete in a nearby field house within two years…

Prospective tenant lined up for former Media General building

Another state agency is preparing to take up residence downtown, in a building that just recently freed up some space. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission is planning to move its headquarters…

Stoney’s study of City Hall uses big private-sector players – who are also big donors

Altria, the tobacco giant and a major employer in the Richmond area, is helping pay for a study of all agencies in City Hall. Altria sent human resources experts to City Hall this year to host focus groups and interviews with city government human resources officials. Altria was among several high-profile companies and…

Trump signs order to reconsider drilling off Virginia, East Coast

Federal waters off Virginia and other areas of the Atlantic and Arctic oceans — including marine sanctuaries — could be back in play for offshore drilling just months after they were removed "indefinitely" from possible oil and natural gas leasing…

Roanoke’s defense of stormwater fee attracts Chesapeake Bay group’s backing

Environmentalists say the outcome of a year-long clash between Norfolk Southern Corp. and city of Roanoke water regulators could affect communities from the mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. At a hearing scheduled for May 15 in Roanoke federal court, the city hopes to defeat a challenge by the railroad to…

Senators revive bill to speed up generic drug approval

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Thursday revived the CREATES Act, a bill aimed at lowering drug prices by streamlining the process to get generic drugs on the market…

Ga. law aims to slash funds for sanctuary campuses

As part of a growing movement against so-called sanctuary campuses across several states, Georgia will slash funding to any private university protecting unauthorized immigrants, according to a law signed…

Navajo Power Plant poses test for Trump's Pro-Coal stance

The looming closure of a power plant vital to the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe gives President Donald Trump a chance to save jobs, help rural America and support the coal industry by backing the…

Mont. Sens. float bill to extend Indian Coal Tax credit

The two U.S. senators from Montana on Thursday announced the introduction of legislation to permanently extend a tax credit for coal production on Native American lands, saying it will boost…

FCC’s Net Neutrality Plan sets up repeal without replace

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to undo the reclassification of broadband as a utility leaves open-ended how, or if, the FCC…

High Court says Cities can sue banks over foreclosure costs

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that cities can pursue banks over lost tax revenue on foreclosed properties that were allegedly the result of discriminatory lending practices, but asked lower courts to determine just what…

Taking aim at short-term rentals

On many weekends, a Richmond couple and their seven children squeeze into their eldest son’s small, two-bedroom house in the city’s North Side so the family can rent their spacious five-bedroom home in the nearby Fan District to guests from the lodging website Airbnb…

Used car vending machine IPO sputters in first day of trading

Carvana, the online marketplace for buying used vehicles, had a weak debut Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, falling more than 17 percent before it recovered slightly….

Northam and Perriello hold their fire in first Democratic debate for VA Gov

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and former Congressman Tom Perriello, locked in a neck-and-neck battle for the Democratic nomination for Virginia governor, saved their harshest words for…

Democrats nominate Debra H. Rodman to face Delegate O'Bannon

Debra H. Rodman won the Democratic nomination on Saturday to challenge longtime incumbent Del. John M. O’Bannon III, R-Henrico, in the 73rd District of the House of Delegates. Rodman, 44, an associate professor of anthropology and…

Morefield overcomes challenger, wins HoD-3 in mass meeting

Delegate Will Morefield fought off an eleventh-hour challenge to win the Republican mass meeting nomination for the House of Delegates 3rd District on Saturday. The meeting, held at Richlands High School in the 9th Congressional District, was a loss for…

Let’s face it: Nobody cares about Southwest Virginia

Today, we must deliver a hard truth to our readers: Nobody cares about you. OK, maybe we’re exaggerating somewhat. Your family probably cares about you. Your dog might. Your cat – well, you know how cats are. But the state and federal government…

Schapiro: Playing the Trump card - 100 days on – and gambling on VA.'s economy

Barely a month before the 2013 election for governor, a 16-day shutdown of the federal government because of a standoff between President Barack Obama and the Republican Congress aggravated the economic unease of Virginians, helping turn the contest in favor of…

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