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Daily Clip 6/27/17
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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 .

 

Virginia Coalfield Coalition seeks to revisit vote

Three members of the Virginia Coalfield Coalition board who opposed last week’s vote involving the potential buyer of BVU Authority’s OptiNet division want to revisit the issue at a new meeting…

Judge: Auto Dealer Group’s challenge of Tesla store in Henrico can proceed

A judge has ruled that the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association has legal standing to challenge a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles decision allowing electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. to open a company-owned dealership in the Richmond region…

Auditors intensify probe of city finances

The search for explanations for Petersburg’s financial crisis took another turn on Monday as city police collected records from the Treasurer’s Office at City Hall…

Loudoun Supervisors renew contract for inmate medical, psychiatric care

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved a two-year, $4.7 million contract with Correct Care Solutions to provide medical and psychiatric services to inmates at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center. The Nashville-based company…

Chesapeake will become Virginia’s second-largest City by 2020, new data show

Chesapeake will surpass Norfolk to become the second-most populous city in Virginia by 2020, according to new projections from the University of Virginia. Chesapeake would see just over 253,000 people while Norfolk would reach…

U.S. Senate Health Plan could cost Virginia $1.4 Billion over 7 years

Virginia’s Medicaid program stands to lose about $1.4 billion over seven years under the U.S. Senate’s health care plan, according to a preliminary analysis. Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday sent a news release reporting on…

Forest Service allows 11 exceptions to Jefferson Forest Plan for Mountain Valley Pipeline

A Draft Record of Decision document released by the United States Forest Service would allow 11 exceptions to the Jefferson National Forest Plan and adopt an amendment that allows…

Capital One presses for performing-arts center, Wegmans in Tysons

Capital One Bank’s modified proposal for its Tysons headquarters site has generated plenty of buzz – most of it positive – among business leaders, community organizations and…

Virginia Beach City Hall should stay put, not move to Town Center, residents say at public forum

Councilman Bobby Dyer said he has talked to his fellow council members about the fate of City Hall. The consensus? That it’s unlikely to move from the Municipal Center in Princess Anne…

Sources: New arena in the works to replace Coliseum

An effort led by one of Richmond's corporate heavyweights is taking aim at the aging event venue with a plan to build a new arena and potentially redevelop surrounding properties, including the long-dormant 6th Street Marketplace…

Survey: Majority of customers rate Danville Utilities favorably

Nearly two thirds of residential customers surveyed rated Danville Utilities favorably on average across six characteristics, with the highest score at 84 percent for “dependable/reliable service.” However, those surveyed gave the lowest score to “cost and rates”…

Southern Virginia GO Region 3 announces support organization

The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council announced Monday the Southside Planning District Commission has been selected to serve as the Region 3 Support Organization and Fiscal Agent…

Lobbying fight erupts over coal country bill

The lobbying fight over a House bill to revitalize coal country has heated up ahead of a key committee hearing on Tuesday. Interest groups supporting the…

Divided Pa. House oks controversial Coal Mining measure

In a move blasted by Democrats as a giveaway to Consol Energy Inc. as the company faces a legal challenge over the environmental impact of its subsidiary’s coal mining operations, a divided…

The Supreme Court Term by the numbers

Despite a contentious confirmation hearing for Justice Neil Gorsuch, the U.S. Supreme Court term itself was mellow this year, with more unanimous cases and fewer controversial decisions. Still, there were a…

BMW adding 1000 jobs at South Carolina plant

The German automaker said Monday it will add another 1,000 jobs and invest $600 million in the plant as part of a plan to boost annual production to as many 450,000 vehicles. BMW's facility…

Gov. Roy Cooper to veto state budget bill; override expected

NC Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday that he plans to veto the budget bill passed by the Republican-led legislature, citing tax cuts he opposes and teacher raises that he says are inadequate. Both the House and Senate have enough votes to override Cooper’s veto, which…

Minimum wage fight may heat up after new study finds jobs and hours fell in Seattle

It’s one of the core questions in the debate over minimum wage: Does pushing the pay floor to $15 lead businesses to cut hours and jobs? A much-anticipated study released Monday by a team of researchers at the University of Washington is likely to intensify that controversy…

Highway Trust Fund in need of a long-term fix

Over the past few years, the American people have made clear their desire to see our transportation infrastructure rebuilt, repaired and redesigned. With that mandate, it’s on Congress to act…

Should GO Virginia take a more assertive role in Southwest Virginia?

We’ve devoted a lot of ink lately to the economic and demographic problems facing rural Virginia, especially the coal counties where those problems are even more magnified…

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