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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 .

 

Laws target drivers, smokers, hunters, mutilators, scalpers

New state laws going into effect Saturday could impact how Virginians drive, what kind of alcohol they buy, and what they wear when they go hunting. This year's legislative session lacked any landmark compromises between the Republican-controlled General Assembly and…

Economic development is a top concern for Southwest Virginia county officials

County officials from across Southwest Virginia want solutions for the lack of jobs in the area, and they are looking to the region’s legislators for answers…

County panel holds firm on economic development plan

The Shenandoah County Industrial Development Authority stood its ground Thursday on a cost-sharing proposal to spur local economy…

Greater Williamsburg Partnership launches at Kingsmill Resort

The Greater Williamsburg Partnership was formed to boost business investments and support regional initiatives in Williamsburg, James City County and York County like "Launchpad," the area business incubator…

Dominion Energy bills go up Saturday due to fuel rate increase

The price of electricity will go up on Saturday for customers of Dominion Energy Virginia, but that’s only part of the story under the current system of rate regulation allowed by the state…

Chesterfield Airport to build longer runway

More than four years after it filed an application with the Federal Aviation Administration, the county finally has received clearance to begin work on a long-planned runway extension and other capital improvements…

VCC to meet next month on OptiNet deal

A private firm’s effort to acquire BVU Authority’s OptiNet network apparently hinges on the Virginia Coalfield Coalition revisiting the issue and changing its vote, but that won’t occur today…

State Police: Joint Airport investigation doesn’t have 'lead agency'

The Virginia State Police and two federal agencies are jointly working an investigation into the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport — but none of the three agencies has so far been designated to lead the case…

Ex-Petersburg City Attorney accused of phoning in fake threat

Former Petersburg City Attorney Brian K. Telfair asked a city employee to buy a prepaid cellphone that he later used to make a phone call to himself — a call that Telfair told police was made by an unknown “redneck” caller who made racist threats to the mayor and two other city officials, according to…

Virginia’s efforts to keep opioids out of State prisons

The epidemic of addiction to opiate drugs in Virginia has added to a prison population of nearly 30,000 people, and since 2015, nine of them have died from an overdose of fentanyl or heroin. Last year…

Libertarian candidate for Virginia Governor qualifies for November ballot

Virginians will have a third choice for governor in the Nov. 7 general election. Cliff Hyra, a 34-year-old patent attorney from Hanover County, has qualified to be on the ballot as the Libertarian Party candidate, the Virginia Department of Elections confirmed Thursday…

McAuliffe spurns Trump Panel’s request for information on Virginia voters

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said on Thursday he has “no intention” of cooperating with a request from the Trump administration seeking detailed information about Virginia’s voters. McAuliffe said Virginia and the 49 other states received a…

Sandoz wants Big Biosimilar case sent to District Court

Sandoz Inc. on Thursday asked the Federal Circuit to send its biosimilars brawl with Amgen Inc. back to the district court level, arguing that an issue raised by the U.S. Supreme Court is…

Insurer to cover bare ObamaCare counties in Missouri

Health insurer Centene will offer ObamaCare plans in Missouri next year, filling 25 counties that were slated to have no insurers on the exchanges in 2018…

Walgreens gives up on buying Rite Aid, plans to buy 2,000 Rite Aid stores instead

Under the new agreement, Walgreens will buy 2,186 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from Rite Aid for approximately $5.18 billion in cash…

Is CoStar a monopoly? One competitor thinks so.

CoStar Group Inc. is denying allegations brought by Missouri-based competitor Xceligent that it has engaged in monopolistic business practices, asserting the real issue is…

I-73: One giant step forward, same old error

When it comes to spending and infrastructure, one of South Carolina’s great white whales rose from the deep with news last week that the Army Corps of Engineers approved a permit to begin work on the South Carolina leg of I-73. Ultimately, the…

‘Ban the Box’ Movement scores win in America’s most incarcerated state

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards approved legislation last week that will, beginning Aug. 1, prohibit the state’s public universities from asking applicants about their criminal backgrounds…

U.S. House Bill would cut (but not eliminate) the Appalachian Regional Commission

A draft bill an Appropriations subcommittee marked up this week does not incorporate President Trump’s plan to shutter the economic development agency…

Cap-and-Trade supporters can breathe a sigh of relief

California's cap-and-trade law, which requires companies to buy permits to emit climate-changing greenhouse gases into the air, survived a legal challenge Wednesday when the state Supreme Court turned down an appeal by business groups…

Incentivizing Brand Pharma Cos. to manufacture in the US

One pathway to incentivize brand manufacturers to produce medicines domestically and effectuate the policy goals of the recent "Buy American and Hire American" executive order exists under the…

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