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Daily Clip 5/16/17
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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 .

 

McAuliffe appoints new VCEDA Board members

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has named two additions to the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority board to replace the members lawmakers dismissed during an economic development funding fight in this year’s General Assembly session…

Virginians will have to get a new ID or driver’s license by 2020 if they want to board a flight

Virginians who want to use a driver’s license or ID card to board a plane will need to get a new one by October 2020. The change is part of the 2005 federally mandated REAL ID program, which has stricter, more-secure requirements for identification…

Newport News Airport Director fired, but not for the high-profile reason you’ve read about

Ken Spirito is out as the head of Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. The Peninsula Airport Commission met in a three-hour closed special meeting Monday to discuss Spirito’s performance and contract. Afterward…

Virginia Transportation Secretary to testify in Congress about Public-Private Infrastructure deals

Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne will testify before Congress today about the state’s experience with public-private partnerships as the Trump administration looks to jump-start infrastructure spending. Layne has seen the positive and negative sides of such “P3” deals in Virginia…

Reporters should not have been barred from Suffolk Delegate’s hearing, judge rules

Reporters should not have been barred from state Del. Rick Morris’ court hearing last year, a specially appointed judge ruled Monday. The Virginian-Pilot, Daily Press and Smithfield Times newspapers appealed Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Robert Brewbaker Jr.’s December decision to prevent…

Two Va. research powerhouses come together on projects with seed fund

Inova Health System and University of Virginia are kicking off their new partnership with $450,000 in seed money to fund nine joint research projects geared toward better predicting, preventing and treating disease…

Data Centers or mixed-use? Supervisors grapple with what to put east of Loudoun County Parkway

Should Loudoun supervisors allow more mixed-use communities on the east side of Loudoun County Parkway in their Silver Line small area plan around future Metro stops? The question caused…

Anheuser-Busch to invest $18 million into Williamsburg brewery

Anheuser-Busch plans to invest $18 million into its Williamsburg brewery as part of $2 billion in spending to improve operations across its U.S. locations…

Wholesome Harvest Baking to make $22.1 million investment in Roanoke operation

Wholesome Harvest Baking, a subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo, will invest $22.1 million to upgrade equipment and add a production line for artisan bread at its Roanoke operation…

Gillespie blasts opponents over Labor Laws

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ed Gillespie is blasting Democratic rivals over labor laws with the help of two neighboring GOP governors. Gillespie hosted a conference call for reporters Monday with…

Post-Schar poll finds Ed Gillespie with big lead for GOP Gubernatorial nomination

Ed Gillespie has a commanding lead in the race for the Republican nomination for Virginia governor, with more than double the support of either of his rivals, according to a new Washington Post-Schar School poll…

Hanover supervisor eyes trial in VADA case

A member of the county's Board of Supervisors has claimed an incremental victory in his bid to extract millions of dollars in damages from his former employer…

New York county sues Purdue, J&J over opioid marketing

The case is the latest lawsuit by local and state governments seeking to hold drugmakers accountable for a national epidemic tied to painkillers…

Trump taking aim at drug pricing

The Trump administration is working on actions it can take without Congress to fight high drug prices, according to people who have attended listening sessions that officials are holding on the issue…

EPA climate rule supporters want court to drop lawsuit

Supporters of the Obama administration’s climate change rule for power plants want a federal court to send the regulation back to the Environmental Protection Agency and let it consider changes…

Chamber urges Treasury to withdraw rules on inversions, estate tax

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recommended Monday that the Treasury Department withdraw several Obama administration-era tax rules, including controversial guidance issued last year concerning offshore tax deals and the estate tax…

IRS and Debt Co. settle massive accounting row

The IRS and Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc. managed to settle and avoid trial at the last minute on Monday with a U.S. Tax Court judge agreeing to strike the consumer debt company’s challenge to…

EPA urged to reconsider Coal Ash Disposal Rule

A utilities group urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday to reconsider a comprehensive set of requirements for the safe disposal of coal ash from coal-fired power plants…

Pai hails Rural ISPs' support ahead of Net Neutrality vote

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Friday that doing away with “utility-style" internet regulation will make rolling out rural service more feasible…

Are State Ethics Rules keeping up with social media?

Melanie Stambaugh is in her third year as a Washington state legislator representing the 25th District, located near the city of Tacoma. But Stambaugh’s use of social media suffered a setback when the state Legislative Ethics Board last year said she violated the rules 44 times by posting state-funded…

High taxes, daunting regulations prompt Americans to switch States

Internal migration has always been a part of America. The ability to move for a better job has promoted economic growth.AIER studies have shownthat a better match between workers and employers helps productivity and wages. A new article from theMises Instituteshows that Americans are also moving for favorable tax environments…

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