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Daily Clip 8/15/17
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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 .

 

Organ transplant company to bring over 300 high-paying jobs to Virginia Beach

One of the city’s biggest private employers is growing and plans to create 321 jobs with average annual salaries of $70,524, not including benefits. LifeNet Health, an organ and tissue transplant company that has anchored the…

WHRO's environmental education program has job-creating potential, Gov. McAuliffe says

An environmental education program to be rolled out in the coming school year has the potential to help diversify Virginia’s economy, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday. The statewide…

James City administrator will discuss land sale with Colonial Williamsburg

County administrator Bryan Hill said supervisors have given him the go-ahead to pursue discussions with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation about the possibility of buying commercial land the…

Tax break on plane parts to bring new aviation business, jobs to Virginia

Virginia aviation advocates are trumpeting a new law backed by Del. Rich Anderson, R-51st District, as a major economic boon for the entire state, and…

BlueGrace Logistics moves to Hanover County and plans expansion

A company that provides software for transportation and logistics management is expanding its local operations and expects to double its employment in Hanover County during the next year...

Chesterfield, Henrico and Richmond schools the subject of Federal Civil Rights investigations

Federal civil rights investigations are looking into whether the school systems in Chesterfield County, Henrico County and Richmond discriminate against African-American students. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights opened an investigation…

City appointee with TownBank ties says he shouldn’t have voted on a project financed by the bank

A Development Authority member who owns stock in TowneBank and serves on its regional advisory board said he should not have voted on a project that is seeking a city incentive to build a parking garage…

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam campaigns in Dulles to promote vocational job training plan

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam stumped at the Dulles IT firm Unanet Monday morning, where he spoke with dozens of local business leaders about his plan to help Virginians receive more vocational training…

State preparing Capitol Square for construction of Indian Tribute

This week the Department of General Services will remove two magnolia trees from Capitol Square as it prepares for construction of the Virginia Indian Tribute, to be built near the Bell Tower. Construction is to start later this month…

Danville council to consider adding to electric capital improvement plan

Danville City Council will considerTuesday nightwhether to add $5.9 million to the city’s electric capital improvement plan to allow the purchase of transformers and other equipment for the Riverside substation upgrade project…

Women's care centers across Hampton Roads plan to drop Anthem as in-network insurer

Starting Nov. 1, patients at more than two dozen Mid-Atlantic Women's Care centers won't be considered in-network for Anthem…

Fla. Gov. seeks Amendment to make tax hikes harder

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday he intends to pursue a “game-changing” amendment to the state constitution to require the Legislature to reach a supermajority when voting to raise any taxes or fees…

NC poised to test what critics call a 'snowblower blowing garbage juice'

The state DEQ approved aerosolization of leachate – spraying of wastewater – for three landfills, plus a coal ash dump in Chatham County. Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill to expand authorization for the practice…

FDA's Hatch-Waxman Group to tackle wider Generics issues

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's new working group meets to discuss modernizing the Hatch-Waxman Act and increasing generic competition, experts expect it to touch on a wide range of issues…

Sierra Club sues DOE for Grid Study info

The Sierra Club sued the U.S. Department of Energy in California federal court Monday over an allegedly overdue Freedom of Information Act request for details on communications concerning an electric grid study that the…

Gas pipeline projects top FERC to-do list

Now that its quorum has been restored, one of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's top priorities will be breaking the logjam of natural gas pipeline projects needing approval that built up over the…

After failure of SC nuke plant, backers seek federal aid

Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation's electricity…

Augusta National sues to stop auction of green jackets

The Georgia company that owns Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters golf tournament asked a judge to stop a golf memorabilia company from auctioning off items it says…

High-tech US plants offer jobs even as the laid-off struggle

More and more factory jobs now demand education, technical know-how or specialized skills. And many of the workers set adrift from low-tech factories lack such qualifications…

Beware the Obamacare-Industrial Complex

The danger of a Republican bailout of Obamacare is mounting with every passing day. A group of “moderate” Republicans calling themselves the Problem Solvers Caucus is quietly negotiating with Democratic leaders to throw a multi-billion dollar life line to the Obamacare insurance exchanges…

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