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Daily Clip 5/15/17
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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 fires another round in war of words over budget vetoes

The battle of words over the budget vetoes escalated again today, when Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order telling state agencies to honor his vetoes that the General Assembly has refused to recognize…

Virginia AG: Pollution Board can regulate carbon emissions

A Virginia regulatory board has the power to set a statewide carbon emissions cap on new and existing power plants, state Attorney General Mark Herring said Friday. The legal opinion was hailed by Democrats and environmentalists as a way for the state to limit…

Tesla pushing forward with Henrico showroom but court case not decided

Work is underway on a former furniture store building at 9850 W. Broad St. that is being renovated for Tesla Motors to show, sell and service its brand of electric vehicles…

Fired VA. Social Services manager says state made him scapegoat for SNAP investigation

The former quality control manager of Virginia's food stamp program was fired last year for working for an outside consultant at the heart of a federal probe of the SNAP program in multiple states. But he says the state…

Virginia receives nearly $10 Million to fight opioid epidemic

In its effort to stifle the ongoing opioid epidemic that continues to claim lives, Virginia has received $9.7 million to increase medication-assisted treatment for addiction and to purchase the overdose-reversal drug naloxone. The state received the…

Dominion files for 100 percent renewable service

Dominion Energy Virginia wants to step into the renewable energy business with a promise that it can deliver electricity from green sources to customers who want all their power generated that way…

Port upgrades pay off for Virginia

In March 2013, the Port of Virginia’s board of commissioners turned down a pair of offers worth billions of dollars from companies looking to lease and operate its terminals for decades, a move that would have privatized a major state asset…

Officials: Teamwork, collaboration key to economic growth for Coastal Region

Creating a structured coastal program, working together and addressing environmental regulations will be critical to economic growth for the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Eastern Shore, according to Lewis Lawrence…

As Airbnb grows, so does enforcement challenge for zoning officials

There are nearly 100 Roanoke properties listed on Airbnb right now, but just seven are sanctioned by the city. Those are owned by the few who…

Richmond’s new Mayor began first budget debate preaching collaboration, ends locked in power struggle with City Council

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney remains locked in a standoff with City Council members headed into what is scheduled to be their final vote on the city budget Monday. At issue: The council’s decision to rewrite the budget to give itself more day-to-day fiscal oversight…

'Waters Of US' suits belong in District Court, Justices told

Business groups led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the Sixth Circuit’s ruling that it has sole jurisdiction to hear challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s…

Tenn. Assembly halts Out-of-State sales tax collection

Tennessee lawmakers have prohibited the Tennessee Department of Revenue from collecting sales tax from out-of-state retailers on purchases from inside the state, saying the legislators…

Aetna CEO called for 'debate' about single-payer healthcare: report

The CEO of health insurer Aetna told employees in a private meeting that the U.S. should consider a single-payer healthcare system, Vox reported Friday…

Supreme Court rejects appeal over NC voter ID law

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal to reinstate North Carolina's voter identification law, which a lower court said targeted African-Americans "with almost surgical precision."…

Seattle urges judge to ax Uber Union Law Antitrust suit

Seattle asked a Washington federal judge Thursday to rule on its bid to toss the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s antitrust challenge to its ordinance allowing drivers for Uber and Lyft to unionize and not to wait until…

After 50 years, Southeastern Institute of Research rebrands as SIR as it looks to future

The "Virginia is for Lovers" advertising slogan, the automated teller machine and the stay-on tab for aluminum cans were all market innovations that have at least one thing in common…

Glenn Davis, GOP candidate for , asks state to investigate ads from rival Jill Vogel

Glenn Davis, the underdog Republican candidate for lieutenant governor traveling the state in a recreational vehicle, spent weeks attacking GOP rival Jill Holtzman Vogel over taxes. Vogel…

The Third Guy: Out-funded, out-gunned, Wagner takes a stand for experience

State Sen. Frank W. Wagner showed up a few minutes late to the local Republican lunch meeting, grabbed some food and sat near the back. He gravitated toward familiar faces, a table with a couple of other legislators from Richmond. Few of these…

Is Tom Perrirrlelo’s previous support for the NRA hurting his Gubernatorial bid?

Blacksburg native Catherine Koebel attended a meet-and-greet event with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello for one reason: to grill him about guns. Perriello was on a tour of 15 colleges and universities across the commonwealth to…

Walls fall in on Obamacare

It's not just a Republican talking point that Obamacare is falling apart. Democrats' efforts to shift all blame to President Trump and his party are misleading. Obamacare is crumbling because it was poorly made. Further proof of that arrived Thursday when…

Vassey: Trump reverses obstacles to offshore energy development

Last year, when the Obama administration removed the entire Atlantic — including waters off Virginia, straight on down through Georgia — from being considered for possible oil and natural gas leasing through 2022, it appeared these offshore resources would be closed for years…

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